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im·pres·sion

 (ĭm-prĕsh′ən)
n.
1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience: Seeing the glacier made a big impression on us.
2. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief: I have the impression that we have met once before.
3. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
4. The act or process of impressing: The impression of the company's name in the products is done by machine.
5. Printing
a. All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
b. A single copy of such a printing.
6. A humorous imitation of the voice and mannerisms of a famous person.
7. An initial or single coat of color or paint.
8. Dentistry An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.

impression

(ɪmˈprɛʃən)
n
1. an effect produced in the mind by a stimulus; sensation: he gave the impression of wanting to help.
2. an imprint or mark produced by pressing: he left the impression of his finger in the mud.
3. a vague idea, consciousness, or belief: I had the impression we had met before.
4. a strong, favourable, or remarkable effect: he made an impression on the managers.
5. the act of impressing or the state of being impressed
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. the act, process, or result of printing from type, plates, etc
b. one of a number of printings of a publication printed from the same setting of type with no or few alterations. Compare edition2
c. the total number of copies of a publication printed at one time
7. (Dentistry) dentistry an imprint of the teeth and gums, esp in wax or plaster, for use in preparing crowns, inlays, or dentures
8. an imitation or impersonation: he did a funny impression of the politician.
imˈpressional adj
imˈpressionally adv

im•pres•sion

(ɪmˈprɛʃ ən)

n.
1. a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, or senses.
2. the effect produced by an agency or influence.
3. a somewhat vague awareness: a general impression of distant voices.
4. a mark produced by pressure.
5. an image in the mind caused by something external to it.
6. the act of impressing or the state of being impressed.
7. an imprint of the teeth or gums taken in plastic material that forms a mold in dentistry.
8. a caricatured imitation of a usu. famous person by an entertainer.
9.
a. the process or result of printing from type, plates, an engraved block, etc.
b. one of a number of printings made at different times from the same set of type.
c. all the copies, as of a book, printed at one time from one setting of type or from one set of plates.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin impressiō; see impress1, -ion]
im•pres′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impression - 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"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
presence - the impression that something is present; "he felt the presence of an evil force"
effect - an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived); "he just did it for effect"
first blush - at the first glimpse or impression; "at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"
hunch, suspicion, intuition - an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
2.impression - 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"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
figure - the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
image - the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public; "although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry"; "the company tried to project an altruistic image"
mark - the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember; "it was in London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"
tout ensemble - a total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts
3.impression - a clear and telling mental imageimpression - 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"
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
4.impression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
dimple - a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin; "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
dimple - any slight depression in a surface; "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"
dip - a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
incision, prick, scratch, dent, slit - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
droop, sag - a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat"
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cranny, crevice, fissure, chap, crack - a long narrow depression in a surface
5.impression - a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
embossment, imprint - an impression produced by pressure or printing
seal - a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it); "the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"
6.impression - all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
edition - the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
test copy, trial impression, proof - (printing) an impression made to check for errors
mackle - a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
7.impression - (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
imprint - a device produced by pressure on a surface
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
8.impression - an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
personation, portrayal, characterization, enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
9.impression - the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
pressing, pressure, press - the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"

impression

noun
1. idea, feeling, thought, sense, opinion, view, assessment, judgment, reaction, belief, concept, fancy, notion, conviction, suspicion, hunch, apprehension, inkling, funny feeling (informal) My impression is that they are totally out of control.
2. effect, influence, impact, sway She gave no sign that his charm had made any impression on her.
3. imitation, parody, impersonation, mockery, send-up (Brit. informal), takeoff (informal) He amused us doing impressions of film actors.
4. mark, imprint, stamp, stamping, depression, outline, hollow, dent, impress, indentation the world's oldest fossil impressions of plant life
make an impression cause a stir, stand out, make an impact, be conspicuous, find favour, make a hit (informal), arouse comment, excite notice He's certainly made an impression on the interviewing board.
Proverbs
"First impressions are the most lasting"

impression

noun
1. The strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another:
2. The character projected or given by someone to the public:
3. Intuitive cognition:
4. The visible effect made on a surface by pressure:
5. The entire number of copies of a publication printed from a single typesetting:
Translations
أثرإِنْطِبَاعٌإنْطِباعإنْطِباع ، فِكْرَهطَبْعَة من كِتاب
dojemEindruckotiskvýtiskانطباع
indtrykmærkesærtrykaftrykfortryk
vaikutelmavaikutuspainauma
dojam
benyomás
farhugboî, óljós tilfinningmótandi áhrif, hughrifprentun
印象
인상
vtis
intryck
สิ่งที่ประทับใจ
ấn tượng

impression

[ɪmˈpreʃən] N
1. (= effect) → impresión f
to make an impression (on sb)impresionar (a algn)
she's out to make an impressionquiere impresionar
to make a good/bad impression (on sb)causar buena/mala impresión (a algn)
to make no impression (on sth)no tener el menor efecto (sobre algo)
all our arguments seemed to make no impression on himnuestros argumentos no parecieron tener efecto alguno en él
we had been digging for an hour but weren't making any impressionllevábamos una hora cavando pero sin ningún éxito
2. (= vague idea, illusion) → impresión f
to be under or have the impression thattener la impresión de que ...
he gives the impression of knowing a lotda la impresión de saber mucho
my impressions of Parismis impresiones de París
I don't want you to get the wrong impressionno quiero que te lleves una falsa impresión
they used cotton wool to give the impression of snowutilizaban algodón para simular la nieve
3. (= mark) → impresión f (fig) → marca f, huella f
4. (esp Brit) (Typ) (for first time) → impresión f, tirada f; (thereafter) → reimpresión f
5. (Theat) → imitación f
to do impressionshacer imitaciones

impression

[ɪmˈprɛʃən] n
(= idea) → impression f
first impressions → premières impressions
to be under the impression (that) ... → avoir l'impression que ...
I was under the impression that → J'avais l'impression que ...
to make an impression → faire impression
to create a good impression → faire bonne impression
to make a good impression on sb → faire bonne impression sur qn
to make a bad impression on sb → faire mauvaise impression sur qn
to give the impression of sth → donner l'impression de qch
to give the impression that ... → donner l'impression que ...
[stamp, seal] → impression f; [hoof, foot] → empreinte f
(= mimicking) → imitation f
Have you seen her impressions of the TV newscasters? → As-tu vu ses imitations des présentateurs de journaux télévisés?
to do an impression of sb → faire une imitation de qn

impression

n
Eindruck m; to make a good/bad impression on somebodyeinen guten/schlechten Eindruck auf jdn machen; the theatre made a lasting impression on medas Theater beeindruckte mich tief; his words made an impressionseine Worte machten Eindruck; I haven’t made any impression on this jobich bin mit dieser Arbeit noch nicht weit gekommen; he made quite an impression on the pile of ironinger hat den Stapel Bügelwäsche fast ganz weggebügelt; he created an impression of powerer erweckte den Eindruck von Macht; first impressions are usually rightder erste Eindruck ist gewöhnlich richtig
(= idea)Eindruck m; (= feeling)Gefühl nt; to give somebody the impression that …jdm den Eindruck vermitteln, dass …; he gave the impression of being unhappy/self-confidenter wirkte unglücklich/selbstsicher; I was under the impression that …ich hatte den Eindruck, dass …; that gives an impression of lightdas vermittelt den Eindruck von Licht; he had the impression of fallinger hatte das Gefühl, zu fallen
(on wax etc) → Abdruck m; (of engraving)Prägung f
(of book etc)Nachdruck m; first impressionErstdruck m
(= take-off)Nachahmung f, → Imitation f; to do an impression of somebodyjdn imitieren or nachahmen

impression

[ɪmˈprɛʃn] n
a. (most senses) → impressione f
to be under or have the impression that → avere l'impressione che
he gives the impression of knowing a lot about it → dà l'impressione di saperne molto
to make a good/bad impression on sb → fare una buona/cattiva impressione a or su qn
my words made no impression on him → le mie parole non hanno avuto nessun effetto su di lui
b. (imitation) → imitazione f
to do impressions → fare delle imitazioni

impress

(imˈpres) verb
1. to cause feelings of admiration etc in (a person). I was impressed by his good behaviour.
2. (with on or upon) to stress (something to someone). I must impress upon you the need for silence.
3. to fix (a fact etc in the mind). She re-read the plans in order to impress the details on her memory.
4. make (a mark) on something by pressing. a footprint impressed in the sand.
imˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. the idea or effect produced in someone's mind by a person, experience etc. The film made a great impression on me.
2. a vague idea. I have the impression that he's not pleased.
3. the mark left by an object on another object. The dog left an impression of its paws in the wet cement.
4. a single printing of a book etc.
imˈpressive (-siv) adjective
(negative unimpressive) making a great impression on a person's mind, feelings etc. an impressive ceremony.
imˈpressively adverb
imˈpressiveness noun
be under the impression (that)
to have the (often wrong) feeling or idea that. I was under the impression that you were paying for this meal.

impression

إِنْطِبَاعٌ dojem indtryk Eindruck εντύπωση impresión vaikutelma impression dojam impressione 印象 인상 indruk inntrykk wrażenie impressão впечатление intryck สิ่งที่ประทับใจ izlenim ấn tượng 印象

im·pres·sion

n. impresión.
1. huella en una superficie;
2. el efecto producido en la mente a través de estímulos externos;
3. copia de la configuración de una parte o del total del arco dental, de dientes individuales, o para uso en una restauración de caries dentales.

impression

n (dent, etc.) impresión f
References in classic literature ?
But finding them free and easy, she was so herself, and made a good impression.
Some one of the grotesques had made a deep impression on his mind and he wanted to describe it.
All about us the snow was crusted in shallow terraces, with tracings like ripple-marks at the edges, curly waves that were the actual impression of the stinging lash in the wind.
She turned her face seaward to gather in an impression of space and solitude, which the vast expanse of water, meeting and melting with the moonlit sky, conveyed to her excited fancy.
It seemed, in truth, to be a spot devoted to seclusion, and the sisters imbibed a soothing impression of security, as they gazed upon its romantic though not unappalling beauties.
But Whiskey Dick, guiltily attributing the movement to his own indiscreet gesture, said, "Excuse me, miss," recovered himself by lightly dusting her shoulder with his handkerchief, as if to remove the impression, and her smile returned.
The impression of its actual state, at this distance of a hundred and sixty years, darkens inevitably through the picture which we would fain give of its appearance on the morning when the Puritan magnate bade all the town to be his guests.
The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
Accordingly he called for them, and on the way he told them all about Pudd'nhead Wilson, in order that they might get a favorable impression of him in advance and be prepared to like him.
I write this, it is hardly necessary to say, under the impression that, wherever he may now be living, he is settled in the place for some little time.
There was no fish however, but he found a yellow pot, which by its weight seemed full of something, and he noticed that it was fastened and sealed with lead, with the impression of a seal.
asked the youth, a little vexed at thinking that an accomplishment on which he prided himself would fail to make its usual impression.