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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  impressed;  stamp;  mark;  indentation; 
  sensible  result  of  an  influence  exerted  from  without 
 
  The  stamp  and  clear  impression  of  good  sense 
  --Cowper. 
 
  To  shelter  us  from  impressions  of  weather,  we  must 
  spin,  we  must  weave,  we  must  build.  --Barrow. 
 
  3.  That  which  impresses,  or  exercises  an  effect,  action  or 
  agency;  appearance;  phenomenon.  [Obs.] 
 
  Portentous  blaze  of  comets  and  impressions  in  the 
  air.  --Milton. 
 
  A  fiery  impression  falling  from  out  of  Heaven. 
  --Holland. 
 
  4.  Influence  or  effect  on  the  senses  or  the  intellect  hence 
  interest,  concern.  --Reid. 
 
  His  words  impression  left  --Milton. 
 
  Such  terrible  impression  made  the  dream.  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  a  father's  dear  impression,  And  wish,  before 
  I  fall  into  my  grave,  That  I  might  see  her  married. 
  --Ford. 
 
  5.  An  indistinct  notion,  remembrance,  or  belief. 
 
  6.  Impressiveness;  emphasis  of  delivery. 
 
  Which  must  be  read  with  an  impression.  --Milton. 
 
  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. 
 
  Ten  impressions  which  his  books  have  had  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  In  painting,  the  first  coat  of  color,  as  the  priming  in 
  house  painting  and  the  like  [R.] 
 
  9.  (Engraving)  A  print  on  paper  from  a  wood  block,  metal 
  plate,  or  the  like 
 
  {Proof  impression},  one  of  the  early  impressions  taken  from 
  an  engraving,  before  the  plate  or  block  is  worn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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"  [syn:  {feeling},  {belief},  {notion}] 
  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:  {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}] 
  4:  a  concavity  in  a  surface  produced  by  pressing;  "he  left  the 
  impression  of  his  fingers  in  the  soft  mud"  [syn:  {depression}, 
  {imprint}] 
  5:  a  symbol  that  is  the  result  of  printing;  "he  put  his  stamp 
  on  the  envelope"  [syn:  {stamp}] 
  6:  all  the  copies  of  a  work  printed  at  one  time;  "they  ran  off 
  an  initial  printing  of  2000  copies"  [syn:  {printing}] 
  7:  (dentistry)  an  imprint  of  the  teeth  and  gums  in  wax  or 
  plaster;  "the  dentist  made  an  impression  for  use  in 
  preparing  an  inlay" 
  8:  an  impressionistic  portrayal  of  a  person;  "he  did  a  funny 
  impression  of  a  politician" 




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