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Meaning & Definition of Impression in English

English

Impression

/ɪmprɛʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • mental picture
  • ,
  • picture
  • ,
  • impression

4. A concavity in a surface produced by pressing

  • "He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
    synonym:
  • depression
  • ,
  • impression
  • ,
  • imprint

5. A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

  • "He put his stamp on the envelope"
    synonym:
  • stamp
  • ,
  • impression

6. All the copies of a work printed at one time

  • "They ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • impression

8. An impressionistic portrayal of a person

  • "He did a funny impression of a politician"
    synonym:
  • impression

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"
    synonym:
  • impression

Examples of using

This woman gives the impression of being wealthy.
I want to make a good impression.
I'm under the impression that it's been raining all day.