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  1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist made an impression for use in preparing an inlay" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The mark made by a stamp or mold; as, the impression on a coin; style or character formed by outside force or influence; the mark or stamp which is the result of outside force or influence; an image in the mind caused by something outside it; the immediate effect produced upon the mind by a sensation, passion, or emotion; an indistinct or vague notion, remembrance, or belief; a copy taken by pressure from type; number of copies printed at once; edition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 1. A mark seemingly made by pressure of one structure or organ upon another; see impressio. 2. An effect produced upon the mind by some external object acting through the organs of sense. 3. An imprint of the jaw, teeth (if present), and roof of the mouth, made in wax or other plastic material, used as a mould for a plaster cast of the mouth. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. A groove or depression. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  23. The act of impressing: that which is produced by pressure: a single edition of a book: the effect of any object on the mind: idea: slight remembrance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Act of impressing; anything impressed or printed; edition; effect upon the mind; imperfect recollection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. The act of impressing; mark, print, etc., made by pressure; imprint; effect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A slight remembrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The act of impressing; mark made by pressure; copy of an engraving, edition of a book, &c.; effect of an object on the sense or mind; indistinct remembrance; sensible effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A mark; a copy; effects produced by external causes on the mind; idea; indistinct recollection; the total number printed at one time, as of a book; a single edition; a print from an engraved plate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. An indentation mark resulting from contact of organs or pressure of one on another, as those on the surfaces of the liver, the rhomboid of the clavicle, the trigeminal of the temporal. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  30. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression. dictgcide_fs
  31. A more or less deep indentation which certain organs seem to make on others. Inequalities observable on the bones, which appear to be made by the subjacent organs. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  32. [Latin] A depression such as would be made by stamping a plastic body with a firm substance; as the Deltoid i. o the humerus, Rhomboid i. of the clavicle. na
  33. [Latin] The effect produced by external agents upon the senses ( Sensory i.) or the mind (MentaI i.). See Image. na
  34. Impressing (of mark); mark impressed; print taken from type or engraving; (printing of) number of copies forming one issue of book, edition, (also, unaltered reprint from standing type or plates, as opp. to edition); effect produced (esp. on mind or feelings); notion, (vague) belief, impressed on the mind, as that is my i., I was under the i. that. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. An indentation or dent. American pocket medical dictionary.
  36. An effect on the mind or senses produced by external objects. American pocket medical dictionary.
  37. A slight depression or hollow in a surface, such as might result from the impact of a finger upon a soft body. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. The effect produced by external force or influences upon the senses or the mind. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. In dentistry, an imprint of the jaw and teeth in a plastic substance, such as wax or plaster, from which a model is to be made by filling in with mixed plaster of Paris. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. Any coating of a single colour. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. Colour which is laid on as a ground. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. n. Act of impressing or stamping ;- a stamp made by pressure ; ,mark ; seal ;- sensible effect made by external force, as by a blow, discharge of cannon, or other warlike attack ;- effect which external object, through the senses, produce of the mind ; idea ; notion ;- faint notion ; vague idea ; indistinct remembrance ;- effect of truth or other mental or moral influence on the mind : hence, effectual operation of truth ; conviction ;- a copy taken by pressure from type, from an engraved plate, or the like : hence, also, all the copies taken at once ; an edition. Cabinet Dictionary
  43. The act of pressing one body upon another; mark made by pressure, stamp; image fixed in the mind; operation, influence; edition, number printed at once, one course of printing; effect of an attack. Complete Dictionary
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