What does impression mean?

Definitions for impression
ɪmˈprɛʃ ənim·pres·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word impression.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion(noun)

    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"

  2. impression, effect(noun)

    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"

  3. mental picture, picture, impression(noun)

    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"

  4. depression, impression, imprint(noun)

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

    "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

  5. stamp, impression(noun)

    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

    "he put his stamp on the envelope"

  6. impression, printing(noun)

    all the copies of a work printed at one time

    "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"

  7. impression(noun)

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

    "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

  8. impression(noun)

    an impressionistic portrayal of a person

    "he did a funny impression of a politician"

  9. impression(noun)

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

    "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

Wiktionary

  1. impression(Noun)

    The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.

    His head made an impression on the pillow.

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  2. impression(Noun)

    The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.

    What is your impression of Beatles' music?

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  3. impression(Noun)

    A vague recalling of an event, a belief

    I have the impression that he's already left for Paris.

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  4. impression(Noun)

    An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  5. impression(Noun)

    An outward appearance

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  6. impression(Noun)

    An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad is shown once

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impression(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  2. Impression(noun)

    that which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  3. Impression(noun)

    that which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  4. Impression(noun)

    influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  5. Impression(noun)

    an indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  6. Impression(noun)

    impressiveness; emphasis of delivery

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  7. Impression(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  8. Impression(noun)

    in painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

  9. Impression(noun)

    a print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like

    Etymology: [F. impression, L. impressio.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. impression

    The effect produced upon any ship, place, or body of troops, by a hostile attack.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. impression

    The effect of an attack upon any place or body of soldiers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impression' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2504

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impression' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2212

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'impression' in Nouns Frequency: #929

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How to say impression in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impression in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of impression in a Sentence

  1. Humberto Choi:

    People had the impression that vaping was something safe, they don't connect new symptoms with vaping.

  2. Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche:

    Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time they have more respect for our achievements than we thought.

  3. John Locke:

    Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.

  4. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador:

    He invested here in Rosarito and also in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, and because of Mexico's corrupt governments he had to leave, that's why he got a bad impression of our country.

  5. David Letterman:

    But Letterman’s view of The Donald has since shifted dramatically. I can remember David Letterman doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen.

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