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. Judge Andrew Napolitano:

    So here’s what we have heard from people who have seen this stuff: that the FBI is attempting to create a false impression of what they want us to think they found by selectively releasing all information.

  2. Jay Foster:

    There was yelling and catcalling and people would get up and leave while we were calling out students ’ names, a family came up to me afterwards and said they had enjoyed their 12 years here but it was a shame that their last impression of Senatobia High School was graduation. They did n’t even get to see their daughter or hear their daughter because of all the noise and the way people acted.

  3. Edward Mitterand:

    We wanted the pieces to have an impact on the nature, and to try and leave a strength inside a huge piece of very wild land which has been unspoiled, with works of art which have enough architectural strength to hold their space, you have the impression that these pieces have simply been placed there by helicopter, because you have nothing other than the nature and the works of art around, so there's a kind of brutal relationship.

  4. Pasi Kuoppamaki:

    This episode weakens confidence for the government's decision-making ability. The impression is that the coalition partners have had major tensions.

  5. Imad Aoun:

    There's the impression that the internet is a luxury and if you're a refugee you don't have the right to be connected, that's not true. They have the same right as everybody else.

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