What does the word imprint mean?

Usage examples for imprint

  1. Again, we did leave our imprint in history." – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  2. Of the particular acts which she has stated, I have no personal knowledge, as they occurred before my remembrance; but of the spirit that prompted them, and that constantly displays itself in scenes of similar horror, the recollections of my childhood, and the effaceless imprint upon my riper years, with the breaking of my heart- strings, when, finding that I was powerless to shield the victims, I tore myself from my home and friends, and became an exile among strangers- all these throng around me as witnesses, and their testimony is graven on my memory with a pen of fire. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society