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Definition of indent:

  1. 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.
  2. A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
  3. A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
  4. A stamp; an impression.
  5. To be cut, notched, or dented.
  6. 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.
  7. To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
  8. To contract; to bargain or covenant.
  9. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
  10. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
  11. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
  12. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.

Synonyms:

order, indentation, mark, impression, impress, pitting, range, indention, indenture, paragraph, print, set in, set back, roughness, stamp, imprint, MARKS, dent.

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