Definitions for impression

Definitions for (noun) impression

Main entry: impression

Definition: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

Usage: he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax

Main entry: impression

Definition: an impressionistic portrayal of a person

Usage: he did a funny impression of a politician

Main entry: impression

Definition: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster

Usage: the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay

Main entry: effect, impression

Definition: an outward appearance

Usage: 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

Main entry: feeling, opinion, notion, belief, impression

Definition: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

Usage: 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

Main entry: mental picture, picture, impression

Definition: a clear and telling mental image

Usage: 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

Main entry: printing, impression

Definition: all the copies of a work printed at one time

Usage: they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies

Main entry: impression, stamp

Definition: a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

Usage: he put his stamp on the envelope

Main entry: depression, impression, imprint

Definition: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Usage: he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

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