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, opinionnoun

    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, effectnoun

    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, impressionnoun

    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, imprintnoun

    a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

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

  5. stamp, impressionnoun

    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

    "he put his stamp on the envelope"

  6. impression, printingnoun

    all the copies of a work printed at one time

    "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"

  7. impressionnoun

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

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

  8. impressionnoun

    an impressionistic portrayal of a person

    "he did a funny impression of a politician"

  9. impressionnoun

    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. impressionnoun

    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. impressionnoun

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

    What is your impression of Beatles' music?

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  3. impressionnoun

    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. impressionnoun

    An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  5. impressionnoun

    An outward appearance

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

  6. impressionnoun

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

    Etymology: From impression, from impressio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impressionnoun

    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. Impressionnoun

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

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

  3. Impressionnoun

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

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

  4. Impressionnoun

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

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

  5. Impressionnoun

    an indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief

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

  6. Impressionnoun

    impressiveness; emphasis of delivery

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

  7. Impressionnoun

    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. Impressionnoun

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

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

  9. Impressionnoun

    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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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. Ian Johnson:

    This study will, I hope, help to eliminate the incorrect impression ... that some meat products are as carcinogenic as cigarette smoke, and to discourage dramatic media headlines claiming that 'bacon is killing us'.

  2. Ben Carson:

    By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life and that's a very big part of who I am. I don't get that impression with him, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't get that.

  3. That Raffensperger:

    He asked if the ballots could be matched back to the voters, and then he, I got the sense it implied that then you could throw those out for any, if you look at the counties with the highest frequent error of signatures. So that's the impression that I got.

  4. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    If we would create ... an impression that 'just come because we are ready to accept everybody', that would be a moral failure. The moral, human thing is to make clear: Please don't come, turkey is a safe country. Stay there. It's risky to come. It's better for the family, for the kids, for yourself to stay.

  5. Robert Pattinson:

    I remember when I first started acting, sort of 16 or 17, I think a lot of actors have their James Dean phase where every audition, no matter what the part is, they come in and do a James Dean impression. I definitely had one of those.

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