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Imp meaning

imp - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
  2. 2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
  3. 3. To graft; to insert as a scion.
  4. 4. To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip.
  5. 5. Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, - as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
  6. 6. A little devil; evil spirit.

imp - examples of usage

  1. I soon gave up trying to please her, or like her, and became as disagreeable a young imp as you'd ask to see.
  2. That little imp must have no inkling of what has happened.
  3. Then the imp of mischief, who seems always to live just under that smart cap of Sammy's, prompted him to ask: " Did you come home alone?" - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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