im·pres·sion noun \im-ˈpre-shən\
: the effect or influence that something or someone has on a person's thoughts or feelings
: an idea or belief that is usually not clear or certain
: an appearance or suggestion of something
a : a characteristic, trait, or feature resulting from some influence <the impression on behavior produced by the social milieu>
b : an effect of alteration or improvement <the settlement left little impression on the wilderness>
c : a telling image impressed on the senses or the mind
: the effect produced by impressing: as
a : a stamp, form, or figure resulting from physical contact
b : an imprint of the teeth and adjacent portions of the jaw for use in dentistry
c : an especially marked and often favorable influence or effect on feeling, sense, or mind
: the act of impressing: as
a : an affecting by stamping or pressing
b : a communicating of a mold, trait, or character by an external force or influence
a : the amount of pressure with which an inked printing surface deposits its ink on the paper
b : one instance of the meeting of a printing surface and the material being printed; also : a single print or copy so made
c : all the copies (as of a book) printed in one continuous operation from a single makeready
: an often indistinct or imprecise notion or remembrance
a : the first coat of color in painting
b : a coat of paint for ornament or preservation
: an imitation or representation of salient features in an artistic or theatrical medium; especially : an imitation in caricature of a noted personality as a form of theatrical entertainment
Examples of IMPRESSION
- The candidate made a favorable impression.
- My first impression of him was that he was a kind and thoughtful young man.
- First impressions are important but can be misleading.
- In her journal, she recorded her impressions of the city.
- Her kindness left a lasting impression on her students.
- I got the distinct impression that they didn't mean to stay long.
First Known Use of IMPRESSION
Rhymes with IMPRESSION
, bull session
, jam session
, skull session
im·pres·sion noun \im-ˈpresh-ən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: an imprint in plastic material of the surfaces of the teeth and adjacent portions of the jaw from which a likeness may be produced in dentistry
: an especially marked influence or effect on the senses or the mind
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