Definition of indent:
- 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.
- A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
- A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
- A stamp; an impression.
- To be cut, notched, or dented.
- 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.
- To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
- To contract; to bargain or covenant.
- To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
- To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
- To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
- To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
- "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
- "Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51", E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls.
- "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.