Associations to the word «Imp»

Pictures for the word «Imp»


IMP, noun. (obsolete) A young shoot of a plant, tree etc. [9th–17th c.]
IMP, noun. (obsolete) A scion, offspring; a child. [15th–19th c.]
IMP, noun. A young or inferior devil; a malevolent supernatural creature, similar to a demon but smaller and less powerful. [from 16th c.]
IMP, noun. A mischievous child. [from 17th c.]
IMP, noun. (UK) (dialect) (obsolete) Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, such as an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; or a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
IMP, noun. A baby Tasmanian devil.
IMP, verb. (obsolete) To plant or engraft.
IMP, verb. (archaic) To graft, implant; to set or fix.
IMP, verb. (falconry) To engraft feathers into a bird's wing.
IMP, verb. To eke out, strengthen, enlarge.

Dictionary definition

IMP, noun. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.
IMP, noun. One who is playfully mischievous.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats