|1.||[ noun ] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed|
|Synonyms:||feeling notion belief opinion|
"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"
|Related terms:||idea effect intuition presence first_blush believe|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||appearance figure mark tout_ensemble|
|3.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||image visualize|
|4.||[ noun ] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing|
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
|Related terms:||concavity wrinkle crevice groove incision dip dimple sag dimple|
|5.||[ noun ] (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster|
"the dentist made an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
|Related terms:||imprint dentistry|
|6.||[ noun ] a symbol that is the result of printing|
"he put his stamp on the envelope"
|Related terms:||symbol seal imprint revenue_stamp emboss|
|7.||[ noun ] (printing,writing) all the copies of a work printed at one time|
"they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
|Related terms:||publication edition proof mackle printing|
|8.||[ noun ] the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another|
"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
|Related terms:||press impress|
|9.||[ noun ] (theater) an impressionistic portrayal of a person|
"he did a funny impression of a politician"