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NOUN (9)

1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed;
- Example: "his impression of her was favorable"
- Example: "what are your feelings about the crisis?"
- Example: "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"
- Example: "I had a feeling that she was lying"
[syn: impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion]

2. an outward appearance;
- Example: "he made a good impression"
- Example: "I wanted to create an impression of success"
- Example: "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
[syn: impression, effect]

3. a clear and telling mental image;
- Example: "he described his mental picture of his assailant"
- Example: "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"
- Example: "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
[syn: mental picture, picture, impression]

4. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing;
- Example: "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
[syn: depression, impression, imprint]

5. a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving;
- Example: "he put his stamp on the envelope"
[syn: stamp, impression]

6. all the copies of a work printed at one time;
- Example: "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
[syn: impression, printing]

7. (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster;
- Example: "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

8. an impressionistic portrayal of a person;
- Example: "he did a funny impression of a politician"

9. the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another;
- Example: "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Impression \Im*pres"sion\, n. [F. impression, L. impressio.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without. [1913 Webster] The stamp and clear impression of good sense. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] To shelter us from impressions of weather, we must spin, we must weave, we must build. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] 3. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Portentous blaze of comets and impressions in the air. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A fiery impression falling from out of Heaven. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 4. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern. --Reid. [1913 Webster] His words impression left. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Such terrible impression made the dream. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have a father's dear impression, And wish, before I fall into my grave, That I might see her married. --Ford. [1913 Webster] 5. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief. [1913 Webster] 6. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery. [1913 Webster] Which must be read with an impression. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 7. (Print.) The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression. [1913 Webster] Ten impressions which his books have had. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 8. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like. [R.] [1913 Webster] 9. (Engraving) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like. [1913 Webster] Proof impression, one of the early impressions taken from an engraving, before the plate or block is worn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

impression n 1: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "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" [syn: impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion] 2: 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" [syn: impression, effect] 3: 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" [syn: mental picture, picture, impression] 4: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud" [syn: depression, impression, imprint] 5: a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope" [syn: stamp, impression] 6: all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies" [syn: impression, printing] 7: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay" 8: an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician" 9: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

403 Moby Thesaurus words for "impression": Ditto copy, Photostat, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Xerox, Xerox copy, absorption and regurgitation, aesthetic form, affect, affection, alveolation, alveolus, angle, apprehension, aquatint, archetype, aroma, art form, aspect, assumption, attitude, attribute, autolithograph, awareness, back number, backlash, backwash, badge, bare suggestion, belief, block, block print, boss, brainwashing, brand, build, bump, cachet, cameo, cast, catalog, cataloging, catechization, character, character sketch, characteristic, characterization, chromolithograph, climate of opinion, clout, collection, colophon, color print, common belief, community sentiment, concavity, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, conditioning, configuration, conformation, consciousness, consensus gentium, consideration, contact print, convexity, copperplate, copperplate print, copy, copying, counterfeiting, crayon engraving, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, delineation, dent, depiction, depression, description, details, dictation, differentia, differential, dimple, dint, distinctive feature, earmark, edition, effect, eidolon, embossment, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, emulation, engravement, engraving, enlargement, estimate, estimation, etching, ethos, evocation, excrescence, experience, eye, facet, fakery, fancy, fashion, feature, feeling, feeling tone, figuration, figure, fingerprint, flavor, following, footmark, footprint, footstep, force, foreboding, forefeeling, forgery, form, format, formation, fossil footprint, frame, funny feeling, furrow, general belief, genre, gestalt, gouge, graphic account, graphotype, guise, gust, gut reaction, half an idea, hallmark, hazy idea, heartthrob, hectograph copy, hint, hit-off, hollow, hollowness, honeycomb, hunch, ichnite, ichnolite, idea, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, image, imagery, imago, imbuement, imitation, impact, impersonation, implantation, imposture, impregnation, impress, impressible, impressionable, imprint, inculcation, incurvation, incurvature, incurvity, indent, indentation, indention, indenture, index, individualism, indoctrination, infixation, infixion, influence, influenceable, infusion, inkling, inner form, inoculation, instillation, instillment, intellection, intellectual object, intimation, intuition, intuitive impression, issue, itemization, judgment, keynote, layout, letterpress, library, library edition, light, lights, likeness, limning, lineaments, linoleum-block print, lithograph, look, lump, mackle, make, makeup, manner, mannerism, mark, marking, matrix, memory-trace, mental image, mental impression, mere notion, mezzotint, mimeograph copy, mimesis, mind, mirroring, modality, mode, model, mold, mystique, nature, negative, notch, notion, number, observation, odor, offcut, offprint, offset, onomatopoeia, opinion, pad, parody, particularity, particularization, passion, pattern, paw print, pawmark, peculiarity, perception, personal judgment, phase, phasis, photocopy, photograph, photostatic copy, picture, pimple, pit, plagiarism, plagiary, pock, pockmark, point of view, popular belief, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, position, positive, posture, preapprehension, premonition, presentiment, presumption, prevailing belief, print, printing, profile, profound sense, proof, property, prototype, public belief, public opinion, pug, pugmark, quality, quirk, reaction, recept, recoil, reference, reflection, reflex, regard, reindoctrination, reissue, rendering, rendition, repercussion, repetition, representation, reprint, reprinting, respect, response, responsive, rubber-block print, run, satire, savor, school edition, seal, seeming, semblance, sensation, sense, sensible, sensile, sensitive, sentiment, series, set, setoff, shape, side, sight, sigil, sign, signet, significant form, simulacrum, simulation, singularity, sketch, slant, smack, sneaking suspicion, specialty, specification, stamp, stance, stat, step, structure, stud, style, suggestion, sunken part, supposition, susceptible, susceptive, suspicion, taint, take-off, takeoff, tang, taste, theory, thinking, thought, thumbmark, thumbprint, token, total effect, trace, track, trade book, trade edition, trait, trick, turn, twist, type, undercurrent, vague feeling, vague idea, vestige, view, viewpoint, vignette, vivid description, volume, way of thinking, wise, wood engraving, woodblock, woodcut, woodprint, word painting, xylograph