Definitions of indent

  1. To be notched; to run in and out; to bargain.
  2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
  3. To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
  4. 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.
  5. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
  6. To make a depression in; cut into points like teeth; in printing or writing, to begin ( a line) with a blank space; notch; bind out to service by a written agreement, as an apprentice.
  7. To cut into points like teeth: to notch: ( print.) to begin further in from the margin than the rest of a paragraph.
  8. To notch; bind by indenture.
  9. To make dents in.
  10. To indenture.
  11. To be cut, notched, or dented.
  12. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
  13. To contract; to bargain or covenant.
  14. notch the edge of or make jagged
  15. cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication; " indent the documents"
  16. To notch; to cut on the edge into points like teeth; to bind by indenture; to begin further in from the margin than the rest of a paragraph.
  17. To notch; to cut into inequalities, like a row of teeth; to make a compact.
  18. Indented.
  19. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  20. ( British) an order for goods to be exported or imported
  21. an order for goods to be exported or imported
  22. make a depression into; " The bicycle dented my car"
  23. A cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
  24. A stamp; an impression.
  25. 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.
  26. A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
  27. A cut or notch in the margin: a recess like a notch.
  28. A notch in the margin of anything; an indentation; an indented certificate.