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Impression Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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" [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: mental picture, picture]
  4. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud" [syn: depression, imprint]
  5. a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp on the envelope" [syn: stamp]
  6. all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies" [syn: 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"
Impression Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Impression'

  • Impression: An impression is the overall effect of something. Impression may also refer to: Material sciences , an indentation made by the pressure of ...
  • Impressionist (entertainment): specializes in such performances and has developed a wide repertoire of impressions, including adding to them, often to keep pace with current events. ...
  • Impression (dental): A dental impression may be described as an accurate representation of part or all of a person's dentition and other areas of the mouth. ...
  • Impression (Dragonriders of Pern): Impression is a concept from the Dragonriders of Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey . In Pernese terms, the word Impress is the joining of ...
  • The Impressions: The Impressions are an American music group from Chicago , originally formed in 1958. Their repertoire includes doo-wop , gospel , soul ...
  • The Big Impression: The Big Impression, known as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression for the first three series, is a British comedy sketch show. ...

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* If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. - Dale Carnegie

* If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

* Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. - Quentin Crisp

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