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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an order for goods to be exported or imported;

2. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line;
[syn: indentation, indention, indent, indenture]


VERB (5)

1. set in from the margin;
- Example: "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"

2. cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication;
- Example: "indent the documents"

3. make a depression into;
- Example: "The bicycle dented my car"
[syn: indent, dent]

4. notch the edge of or make jagged;

5. bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant;
- Example: "an indentured servant"
[syn: indenture, indent]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indent \In*dent"\, v. i. 1. To be cut, notched, or dented. [1913 Webster] 2. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag. [1913 Webster] 3. To contract; to bargain or covenant. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To indent and drive bargains with the Almighty. --South. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Indent \In*dent"\, n. 1. A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A stamp; an impression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. 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. --D. Ramsay. A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mil.) A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army. [India] --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

indent n 1: an order for goods to be exported or imported 2: the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line [syn: indentation, indention, indent, indenture] v 1: set in from the margin; "Indent the paragraphs of a letter" 2: cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication; "indent the documents" 3: make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car" [syn: indent, dent] 4: notch the edge of or make jagged 5: bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant; "an indentured servant" [syn: indenture, indent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

268 Moby Thesaurus words for "indent": Vandyke, address, adopt, adoption, alveolation, alveolus, application, apply for, appropriate, appropriation, arrangement, arrogate, arrogation, ask, ask for, asking, assume, assumption, bear down, beck, beck and call, beg leave, bespeak, bid come, bidding, blackmail, blaze, bond, boss, bring low, bump, call, call away, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call out, call together, call up, calling, calling forth, challenge, chop, cite, claim, clamor for, colonization, colonize, colophon, concavity, conjure, conjure up, conquer, conquest, contract by deed, contract of record, contract quasi, contribution, convene, convexity, convocation, convoke, couch, covenant of indemnity, crave, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, cry for, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, debase, debenture, debenture bond, deed, deed of trust, deed poll, demand, demand for, dent, depress, desire, detrude, dimple, dint, downbear, draft, drain, duty, embossment, engrave, enslave, enslavement, evocation, evoke, exact, exaction, excrescence, expressed desire, extort, extortion, extortionate demand, file for, fingerprint, footmark, footprint, footstep, formal contract, fossil footprint, furrow, gash, gouge, group policy, haul down, heavy demand, hog, honeycomb, ichnite, ichnolite, impetration, implied contract, impose, imposition, impost, impress, impression, imprint, incise, indentation, indention, indenture, insistent demand, insurance policy, invocation, invoke, issue an ultimatum, jag, jump a claim, knurl, let down, levy, lower, lump, machicolate, make a demand, make a request, make a requisition, make application, make free with, make use of, mill, monopolize, mortgage deed, muster, muster up, nick, nod, nonnegotiable demand, notch, notice, occupation, occupy, order, order up, overrun, pad, page, parol contract, paw print, pawmark, petition, picot, pimple, pink, pit, place an order, pock, pockmark, policy, preconization, preconize, preempt, preemption, preoccupation, preoccupy, prepossess, prepossession, press down, press in, print, promissory note, pug, pugmark, pull down, punch, punch in, push down, put in for, put in requisition, recall, recess, recognizance, reduce, request, require, requirement, requisition, rush, rush order, scallop, scarify, score, scotch, screw, seal, send after, send for, serrate, serve, set back, set in, sigil, signet, sink, sit on, slash, special contract, specialty, specialty contract, squat on, stamp, step, stud, subjugate, subjugation, subpoena, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons, sunken part, take all of, take down, take it all, take over, take possession of, take up, takeover, taking over, tamp, tax, taxing, thrust down, thumbmark, thumbprint, title deed, tooth, tribute, ultimatum, usurp, usurpation, vestige, warn, warning, whistle for, wish
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

indentation indent Space and/or tab characters added at the beginning of a line to indicate structure, e.g. indenting a quotation to make it stand out or indenting a block of code controlled by an if statement. Indentation is important in source code for readability. There are a number of different indent styles. Some programming languages go further and use indentation as the main method to represent block structure to the compiler or interpreter, see off-side rule. (2008-10-23)