What does indent mean?

Definitions for indent
ɪnˈdɛnt; ˈɪn dɛntin·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indent(noun)

    an order for goods to be exported or imported

  2. indentation, indention, indent, indenture(verb)

    the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

  3. indent(verb)

    set in from the margin

    "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"

  4. indent(verb)

    cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication

    "indent the documents"

  5. indent, dent(verb)

    make a depression into

    "The bicycle dented my car"

  6. indent(verb)

    notch the edge of or make jagged

  7. indenture, indent(verb)

    bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

    "an indentured servant"

Wiktionary

  1. indent(Noun)

    A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch.

  2. indent(Noun)

    A stamp; an impression.

  3. indent(Noun)

    A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.

  4. indent(Noun)

    A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.

  5. indent(Verb)

    To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.

  6. indent(Verb)

    To be cut, notched, or dented.

  7. indent(Verb)

    To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.

  8. indent(Verb)

    To cut the two halves of a document in duplicate, using a jagged or wavy line so that each party could demonstrate that their copy was part of the original whole.

  9. indent(Verb)

    To enter into a binding agreement by means of such documents; to formally commit (to doing something).

  10. indent(Verb)

    To engage (someone), originally by means of indented contracts.

  11. indent(Verb)

    To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See indentation, and indention. Normal indent pushes in a line or paragraph. "hanging indent" pulls the line out into the margin.

  12. indent(Verb)

    To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indent(verb)

    to notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  2. Indent(verb)

    to dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  3. Indent(verb)

    to bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  4. Indent(verb)

    to begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  5. Indent(verb)

    to make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  6. Indent(verb)

    to be cut, notched, or dented

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  7. Indent(verb)

    to crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  8. Indent(verb)

    to contract; to bargain or covenant

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  9. Indent(noun)

    a cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  10. Indent(noun)

    a stamp; an impression

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  11. Indent(noun)

    a certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

  12. Indent(noun)

    a requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army

    Etymology: [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See Tooth, and cf. Indenture.]

Freebase

  1. indent

    indent is a Unix utility that reformats C and C++ code in a user-defined indent style and coding style. Support for C++ code is considered experimental.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indent

    in-dent′, v.t. to cut into points like teeth: to notch: to indenture, apprentice: (print.) to begin farther in from the margin than the rest of a paragraph.—v.i. (Shak.) to move in a zigzag course: to bargain: to make a compact.—n. a cut or notch in the margin: a recess like a notch.—n. Indentā′tion, a hollow or depression: act of indenting or notching: notch: recess.—pa.p. and adj. Indent′ed, having indentations: serrated: zigzag.—ns. Inden′tion (print.), any space left before the beginning of lines, as in poetry; Indent′ure, the act of indenting, indentation: (law) a deed under seal, with mutual covenants, where the edge is indented for future identification: a written agreement between two or more parties: a contract.—v.t. to bind by indentures: to indent. [Low L. indentāre—L. in, in, dens, dentis, a tooth.]

Editors Contribution

  1. indent

    Short film Similar to the short seasonal BBC trailers seen before a scheduled programme begins. Made for a TV channel.

    An example would be the 'Wonderland' two minute precursor played before many programmes throughout the Christmas season on BBC one in the UK, known as an Indent.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2019  

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  2. dentin

  3. tinned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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