impresa

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Noun[edit]

impresa (plural impresas)

  1. (heraldry) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate etc.
    • 1613, John Webster, “A Monumental Column, A Funeral Elegy” in Three Elegies on the most lamented Death of Prince Henrie, London: William Welbie,[1]
      My impresa to your lordship; a swan
      Flying to a laurel for shelter.
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 9, lines 33-35,[2]
      [] or to describe Races and Games,
      Or tilting Furniture, emblazon’d Shields,
      Impreses quaint, Caparisons and Steeds;

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From imprendere.

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Noun[edit]

impresa f (plural imprese)

  1. enterprise, undertaking, exploit, feat, endeavour
  2. company, firm, business, concern

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Verb[edit]

impresa

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of imprimir