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 impression impression

noun

  • () a vague idea in which some confidence is placed  ( opinion, belief, impression, notion, feeling )
    a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
     his impression of her was favorable
    his impression of her was favorable
     what are your feelings about the crisis?
    what are your feelings about the crisis?
     it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
     I had a feeling that she was lying
    I had a feeling that she was lying
  • () an outward appearance  ( impression, effect )
    an outward appearance
     he made a good impression
    he made a good impression
     I wanted to create an impression of success
    I wanted to create an impression of success
     she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting
    she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting
  • () a clear and telling mental image  ( impression, mental picture, picture )
    a clear and telling mental image
     he described his mental picture of his assailant
    he described his mental picture of his assailant
     he had no clear picture of himself or his world
    he had no clear picture of himself or his world
     the events left a permanent impression in his mind
    the events left a permanent impression in his mind
  • the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another  ( impression )
    the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
     he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax
    he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax
  • an impressionistic portrayal of a person  ( impression )
    an impressionistic portrayal of a person
     he did a funny impression of a politician
    he did a funny impression of a politician
  • (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster  ( impression )
    (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
     the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay
    the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay
  • all the copies of a work printed at one time  ( impression, printing )
    all the copies of a work printed at one time
     they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies
    they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies
  • a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving  ( impression, stamp )
    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
     he put his stamp on the envelope
    he put his stamp on the envelope
  • a concavity in a surface produced by pressing  ( depression, impression, imprint )
    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
     he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
    he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud