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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impresa  \Im*pre"sa\,  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}.] 
 
  My  impresa  to  your  lordship;  a  swain  Flying  to  a  laurel 
  for  shelter.  --J.  Webster. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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). 
 
  His  heart,  like  an  agate,  with  your  print  impressed. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  produce  by  pressure,  as  a  mark,  stamp,  image,  etc.;  to 
  imprint  (a  mark  or  figure  upon  something). 
 
  3.  Fig.:  To  fix  deeply  in  the  mind;  to  present  forcibly  to 
  the  attention,  etc.;  to  imprint;  to  inculcate. 
 
  Impress  the  motives  of  persuasion  upon  our  own 
  hearts  till  we  feel  the  force  of  them  --I.  Watts. 
 
  4.  [See  {Imprest},  {Impress},  n.,  5.]  To  take  by  force  for 
  public  service;  as  to  impress  sailors  or  money. 
 
  The  second  five  thousand  pounds  impressed  for  the 
  service  of  the  sick  and  wounded  prisoners.  --Evelyn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impress  \Im*press"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  impressed;  to  rest.  [Obs.] 
 
  Such  fiendly  thoughts  in  his  heart  impress.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impress  \Im"press\,  n.;  pl  {Impresses}. 
  1.  The  act  of  impressing  or  making. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  impresses  of  the  insides  of  these  shells. 
  --Woodward. 
 
  This  weak  impress  of  love  is  as  a  figure  Trenched  in 
  ice.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Characteristic;  mark  of  distinction;  stamp.  --South. 
 
  4.  A  device.  See  {Impresa}.  --Cussans. 
 
  To  describe  .  .  .  emblazoned  shields,  Impresses 
  quaint.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  Why  such  impress  of  shipwrights?  --Shak. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impress 
  n  :  the  act  of  coercing  someone  into  government  service  [syn:  {impressment}] 
  v  1:  have  an  emotional  or  cognitive  impact  upon  "This  struck  me 
  as  odd"  [syn:  {affect},  {move},  {strike}] 
  2:  impress  positively;  "The  young  chess  player  impressed  her 
  audience" 
  3:  make  a  deep  and  indelible  impression  on  someone  [syn:  {ingrain}, 
  {instill}] 
  4:  mark  or  stamp  with  or  as  if  with  pressure;  "To  make  a  batik, 
  you  impress  a  design  with  wax"  [syn:  {imprint}] 
  5:  reproduce  by  printing  [syn:  {print}] 
  6:  take  someone  against  his  will  for  compulsory  service,  esp. 
  on  board  a  ship;  "The  men  were  shanghaied  after  ebing 
  drugged"  [syn:  {shanghai}] 
  7:  dye  (fabric)  before  it  is  spun  [syn:  {yarn-dye}] 




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