from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience.
- n. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief: I have the impression that we have met once before.
- n. A mark produced on a surface by pressure.
- n. The act or process of impressing.
- n. Printing All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
- n. Printing A single copy of such a printing.
- n. A humorous imitation of the voice and mannerisms of a famous person done by an entertainer.
- n. An initial or single coat of color or paint.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.
- n. The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.
- n. A vague recalling of an event, a belief
- n. An impersonation, an imitation of the mannerisms of another individual
- n. An outward appearance
- n. An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad is shown once
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
- n. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
- n. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
- n. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
- n. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
- n. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; ; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.
- n. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
- n. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of impressing, imprinting, or stamping, or the state of being impressed or stamped.
- n. That which is impressed, imprinted, or stamped; a mark made by or as if by pressure; a stamp; an impress.
- n. Specifically In printing, a copy taken by pressure from type, or from an engraved or stereotyped plate or block, or from an assemblage of them.
- n. The aggregate of copies of a printed work made at one time.
- n. Animage; an appearance in the mind caused by something external to it.
- n. The first and immediate effect upon the mind in outward or inward perception; sensation: as, the impressions made on the sense of touch.
- n. Effect, especially strong effect, produced on the intellect, conscience, or feelings; the sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
- n. A notion, remembrance, or belief, especially one that is somewhat indistinct or vague.
- n. That which is impressed; a thing producing a mental image.
- n. Impressing force or power.
- n. In painting: The first coat, or ground color, laid on to receive the other colors.
- n. A single coat or stratum of color laid upon a wall or wainscot of an apartment for ornament, or upon timber to preserve it from moisture, or upon metals to keep them from rusting.
- n. In zoology, an impressed or sunken dot, short line, or small space on a surface.
- n. Any method of psychological analysis which involves the presentation of stimuli to the observer and the recording of his introspective judgments.
- n. More particularly, a method for the study of the affective processes, consisting in the presentation to the observer of a large number of stimuli, serially or in pairs, and in the recording of the affective judgments, absolute or relative, passed upon these presented stimuli: opposed, in this sense, to the method of expression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. all the copies of a work printed at one time
- n. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
- n. a clear and telling mental image
- n. an impressionistic portrayal of a person
- n. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
- n. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
- n. an outward appearance
- n. the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
- n. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
From Old French impression, from Latin impressio. (Wiktionary)