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imp - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'imp' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Imp [ n.]
- A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
- An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
- A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
- Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
- To graft; to insert as a scion.
- To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.