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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Impressive, as by virtue of size, bearing, or power: the monarch's imposing presence. See Synonyms at grand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of impose.
  • adj. Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
  • adj. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding
  • adj. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.
  • n. The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See impose, v. t., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impressive; commanding; stately; striking: as, an imposing manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
  • adj. impressive in appearance

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