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Impression meaning

impression - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; " the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
  4. 4. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
  5. 5. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
  6. 6. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
  7. 7. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
  10. 10. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
  11. 11. Act of impressing; anything impressed or printed; edition; effect upon the mind; imperfect recollection.

impression - examples of usage

  1. She could not bring herself to answer him until she had rid her mind of the impression that her aunt had made on her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I didn't know you had to work after you had left the office," said Katharine, in a tone which gave the impression that she was thinking of something else, as was, indeed, the case. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Such, at least, might be the first impression. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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