from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment: synonym: grand.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Print.) The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See impose, v. t., 4.
  • noun (Print.) the stone on which the pages or columns of types are imposed or made into forms; -- called also imposing table.
  • adjective Laying as a duty; enjoining.
  • adjective Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding
  • adjective Deceiving; deluding; misleading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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