Definitions of impression

  1. 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
  2. an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (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
  4. 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
  5. all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (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
  8. 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
  9. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A slight remembrance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

Usage examples for impression

  1. I do not care in the least what impression I make, so long as people are kind and friendly. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  2. " Probably you will not be in a hurry to attack him again," said Socrates, under the impression that Hector had got the worst of it. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger