What does impression mean?

Definitions for impression
ɪmˈprɛʃ ənim·pres·sion

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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.

  2. impression(Noun)

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

    What is your impression of Beatles' music?

  3. impression(Noun)

    A vague recalling of an event, a belief

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

  4. impression(Noun)

    An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual

  5. impression(Noun)

    An outward appearance

  6. impression(Noun)

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

  7. Origin: 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

  2. Impression(noun)

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

  3. Impression(noun)

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

  4. Impression(noun)

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

  5. Impression(noun)

    an indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief

  6. Impression(noun)

    impressiveness; emphasis of delivery

  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

  8. Impression(noun)

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

  9. Impression(noun)

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

  10. Origin: [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

How to pronounce impression?

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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. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin:

    No, I don't have that impression.

  2. vani:

    First impression is the best impression.

  3. Adam Waldeck:

    It definitely seems to be having an impression.

  4. Karen Giberson:

    My first impression is, ‘what a fun idea!’.

  5. Jerzy van Uytrecht:

    Graphic expression is the artist's impression...

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