verb (t) /ɪnˈdɛnt / (say in'dent)

1. to form deep recesses in: the sea indents the coast.
2. to set in or back from the margin, as the first line of a paragraph.
3. to sever (a document drawn up in duplicate) along an irregular line as a means of identification.
4. to cut or tear the edge of (copies of a document) in an irregular way.
5. to make tooth-like notches in; notch.
6. to indenture, as an apprentice.
7. to draw an order upon.
8. to order, as commodities.
verb (i) /ɪnˈdɛnt / (say in'dent)
9. to form a recess.
10. to enter into an agreement by indenture.
11. to make out an order or requisition in duplicate.
12. Military to make a requisition.
noun /ˈɪndɛnt / (say 'indent)
13. a tooth-like notch or deep recess; an indentation.
14. an indention.
15. an official requisition for stores.
16. an order for goods.
a. an indenture (def. 3).
b. Australian History the document listing convicts' names and particulars sent with, or sometimes after, them to Australia.
{Middle English endente(n), from Old French endenter, from en- en-1 + dent tooth}
indented, adjective
indenter, noun
verb (t) /ɪnˈdɛnt / (say in'dent)

1. to dent or press in so as to form a dent.
2. to make a dent in.
noun /ˈɪndɛnt / (say 'indent)
3. a dent.
{Middle English, from in-2 + dent1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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