Indent In*dent", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenting}.] [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}, and cf. {Indenture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. {Indenture}.] To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant. [1913 Webster]

4. (Print.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores. [India] --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

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  • indented — adjective an indented edge or surface has cuts or marks in it: a deeply indented coastline …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • indented — emarginate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • indented — adj. [L. in, in; dens, tooth] Notched or dented; abruptly pressed inward; a cut or notch in a margin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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