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noun
  1. A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
  2. A stamp; an impression.
  3. A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.
  4. A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
verb
  1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
  2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
  3. To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
  4. To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention. Normal indent pushes in a line or paragraph. "hanging indent" pulls the line out into the margin.
  5. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
  6. To be cut, notched, or dented.
  7. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
  8. To contract; to bargain or covenant.
See w:Indent, the Wikipedia article on indent      
Independence Day Tweet Definition of Independence Day Like Definition of Independence Day on Facebook
proper noun
  1. : An American holiday celebrating the country's independence from England. It is always celebrated on the 4th of July.

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