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Definition of Imposing
Imposing Im*pos"ing, a.
1. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
2. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as,
an imposing air; an imposing spectacle. ``Large and
imposing edifices.' --Bp. Hobart.
3. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
ImposingImpose Im*pose", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Imposing.] [F. imposer; pref. im- in + poser to place.
See Pose, v. t.]
1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose Within a
wicker basket. --Chapman.
2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation,
command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict;
as, to impose a toll or tribute.
What fates impose, that men must needs abide.
Death is the penalty imposed. --Milton.
Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws. --Waller.
3. (Eccl.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of
confirmation and ordination.
4. (Print.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or
metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of
columns or pages of type, forms, etc. ImposingImposing Im*pos"ing, n. (Print.)
The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a
sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.
Imposing stone (Print.), the stone on which the pages or
columns of types are imposed or made into forms; -- called
also imposing table.
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