INDENT', v.t. [L. dens, a tooth.]1. To notch; to jag; to cut any margin into points or inequalities, like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper. The margins--are indented.2. To bind out by indentures or contract; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
INDENT', v.i. To contract; to bargain or covenant. [From the practice of using indented writings or counterparts.]
INDENT', n. Incisure; a cut or notch in the margin of any thing, or a recess like a notch.1. A stamp.