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English Dictionary: impression by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
impression
n
  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"
    Synonym(s): impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): impression, effect
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): mental picture, picture, impression
  4. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
    Synonym(s): depression, impression, imprint
  5. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
    Synonym(s): stamp, impression
  6. all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
    Synonym(s): impression, printing
  7. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
  8. an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
  9. the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Impression \Im*pres"sion\, n. [F. impression, L. impressio.]
      1. 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.
  
      2. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation;
            sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
  
                     The stamp and clear impression of good sense.
                                                                              --Cowper.
  
                     To shelter us from impressions of weather, we must
                     spin, we must weave, we must build.   --Barrow.
  
      3. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or
            agency; appearance; phenomenon. [Obs.]
  
                     Portentous blaze of comets and impressions in the
                     air.                                                   --Milton.
  
                     A fiery impression falling from out of Heaven.
                                                                              --Holland.
  
      4. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence,
            interest, concern. --Reid.
  
                     His words impression left.                  --Milton.
  
                     Such terrible impression made the dream. --Shak.
  
                     I have a father's dear impression, And wish, before
                     I fall into my grave, That I might see her married.
                                                                              --Ford.
  
      5. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
  
      6. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
  
                     Which must be read with an impression. --Milton.
  
      7. (Print.) 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.
  
                     Ten impressions which his books have had. --Dryden.
  
      8. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in
            house painting and the like. [R.]
  
      9. (Engraving) A print on paper from a wood block, metal
            plate, or the like.
  
      {Proof impression}, one of the early impressions taken from
            an engraving, before the plate or block is worn.
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