Search Result for "impress":
1. the act of coercing someone into government service;
[syn: impress, impressment]
1. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon;
- Example: "This child impressed me as unusually mature"
- Example: "This behavior struck me as odd"
[syn: affect, impress, move, strike]
2. impress positively;
- Example: "The young chess player impressed her audience"
3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of;
- Example: "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
[syn: impress, ingrain, instill]
4. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure;
- Example: "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
[syn: impress, imprint]
5. reproduce by printing;
[syn: print, impress]
6. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship;
- Example: "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
[syn: shanghai, impress]
7. dye (fabric) before it is spun;
[syn: impress, yarn-dye]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impress \Im*press"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Impressing.] [L. impressus, p. p. of imprimere to impress; pref. im- in, on + premere to press. See Press to squeeze, and cf. Imprint.] 1. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression). [1913 Webster] His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something). [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate. [1913 Webster] Impress the motives of persuasion upon our own hearts till we feel the force of them. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 4. [See Imprest, Impress, n., 5.] To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money. [1913 Webster] The second five thousand pounds impressed for the service of the sick and wounded prisoners. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impresa \Im*pre"sa\ ([-e]m*pr[=a]"s[.a]), n. [It. See Emprise, and cf. Impress, n., 4.] (Her.) A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like. [Written also imprese and impress.] [1913 Webster] My impresa to your lordship; a swain Flying to a laurel for shelter. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impress \Im*press"\, v. i. To be impressed; to rest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impress \Im"press\, n.; pl. Impresses. 1. The act of impressing or making. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence. [1913 Webster] The impresses of the insides of these shells. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched in ice. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. A device. See Impresa. --Cussans. [1913 Webster] To describe . . . emblazoned shields, Impresses quaint. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. [See Imprest, Press to force into service.] The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. [1913 Webster] Why such impress of shipwrights? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Impress gang, a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a press gang. Impress money, a sum of money paid, immediately upon their entering service, to men who have been impressed. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
impress n 1: the act of coercing someone into government service [syn: impress, impressment] v 1: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd" [syn: affect, impress, move, strike] 2: impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience" 3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn: impress, ingrain, instill] 4: mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax" [syn: impress, imprint] 5: reproduce by printing [syn: print, impress] 6: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged" [syn: shanghai, impress] 7: dye (fabric) before it is spun [syn: impress, yarn-dye]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
377 Moby Thesaurus words for "impress": Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, abduce, abduct, affect, alveolation, alveolus, annex, aquatint, aroma, arrest the thoughts, attach, attribute, autolithograph, backlash, backwash, badge, beat into, bed, blaze a trail, blemish, block, block print, blotch, boss, brainwash, brand, bring home to, bring into play, bring out, bump, cachet, call up, carry, carry away, carry off, cast, catch the thoughts, catechize, chalk, chalk up, character, characteristic, check, check off, chromolithograph, cicatrize, clout, collectivize, colophon, color print, come home to, commandeer, communalize, communize, concavity, condition, configuration, confirm, confiscate, conscript, contact print, convert to use, convexity, copperplate, copperplate print, crayon engraving, crimp, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, dapple, dash, deep-dye, define, delimit, demarcate, dent, depress, detach, detach for service, differentia, differential, dimple, dint, discolor, distinctive feature, distrain, dot, draft, drive, earmark, electrify, embed, emboss, embossment, emphasize, engraft, engrave, engravement, engraving, enlargement, enlist, enlist into service, enroll, enthuse, entrench, establish, etch, etching, excite, excrescence, expropriate, fall back upon, feature, figure, fingerprint, fix, flavor, fleck, footmark, footprint, footstep, force, fossil footprint, found, freckle, furrow, galvanize, garnish, gash, get, get out, gouge, grab, graphotype, grave, ground, gust, hallmark, hammer, hatch, have recourse to, hectograph, hectograph copy, hit, hit the mark, hold for ransom, honeycomb, ichnite, ichnolite, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, imbue, impact, implant, impound, impregnate, impress forcibly, impression, imprint, inculcate, indent, indentation, indention, indenture, index, individualism, indoctrinate, induct, infix, influence, infuse, ingrain, inoculate, inscribe, inspire, instill, issue, jam, join, keynote, kidnap, letterpress, levy, line, lineaments, linoleum-block print, list, lithograph, lodge, look to, lump, mackle, make a mark, make an impression, mannerism, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, mezzotint, mimeograph, mimeograph copy, mobilize, mold, mottle, move, multigraph, muster, muster in, nationalize, nature, negative, nick, notch, odor, offcut, offprint, offset, overprint, pack, pad, particularity, paw print, pawmark, peculiarity, pencil, pepper, persuade, photocopy, photograph, photostatic copy, pimple, pique, pit, plant, pock, pockmark, point, positive, pound, press, press in, prick, print, program, proof, property, prove, provoke, publish, pug, pugmark, pull, pull a proof, punch, punch in, punctuate, puncture, put in requisition, put out, put to bed, put to press, quality, quirk, raise, reach, reaction, recess, recoil, recruit, recur to, refer to, reflex, reissue, repercussion, replevin, replevy, reprint, resort to, response, revert to, riddle, rock, root, rubber-block print, run, run away with, run off, savor, scar, scarify, score, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, seat, sequester, sequestrate, set, set back, set in, setoff, settle, shanghai, shape, sigil, sign on, sign up, signet, singularity, sink in, skyjack, smack, smite, snatch, socialize, specialty, speck, speckle, spirit away, splotch, spot, stain, stamp, stat, step, stereotype, stigmatize, stimulate, stir, streak, stress, striate, strike, strike hard, strike home, stripe, stud, summon, sunken part, sway, taint, take to, tamp, tang, taste, tattoo, tell, thrill, thumbmark, thumbprint, tick, tick off, token, touch, trace, trait, traumatize, trick, turn to, turn to use, underline, underscore, urge, vestige, vignette, wedge, wood engraving, woodblock, woodcut, woodprint, xylograph