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Definition 1: an impressionistic portrayal of a person - [noun denoting act]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did a funny impression of a politician

(impression is a kind of ...) acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

Definition 2: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax

(impression is a kind of ...) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

"he gave the button a press" "he used pressure to stop the bleeding" "at the pressing of a button"

Definition 3: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay

(impression is a kind of ...) a device produced by pressure on a surface

(impression belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Definition 4: an outward appearance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of impression ) the impression produced by a person

"he cut a fine figure" "a heroic figure"

(... is a kind of impression ) the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public

"although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry" "the company tried to project an altruistic image"

(... is a kind of impression ) the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

"it was in London that he made his mark" "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"

(... is a kind of impression ) a total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts

Definition 5: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of impression ) the impression that something is present

"he felt the presence of an evil force"

(... is a kind of impression ) an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

"he just did it for effect"

(... is a kind of impression ) at the first glimpse or impression

"at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails"

(... is a kind of impression ) an impression that something might be the case

"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Definition 6: a clear and telling mental image - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) an iconic mental representation

"her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

Definition 7: a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he put his stamp on the envelope

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is a kind of impression ) an impression produced by pressure or printing

(... is a kind of impression ) a stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)

"the warrant bore the sheriff's seal"

Definition 8: all the copies of a work printed at one time - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

(... is a kind of impression ) the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published

(... is a kind of impression ) (printing) an impression made to check for errors

(... is a kind of impression ) a printed impression that is blurred or doubled

(impression belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 9: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where impression or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Synonyms for impression in the sense of this definition

(impression is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of impression ) a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin

"His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"

(... is a kind of impression ) a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

(... is a kind of impression ) any slight depression in a surface

"there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"

(... is a kind of impression ) a depression in an otherwise level surface

"there was a dip in the road"

(... is a kind of impression ) a depression scratched or carved into a surface

(... is a kind of impression ) a shape that sags

"there was a sag in the chair seat"

(... is a kind of impression ) a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

"his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

(... is a kind of impression ) a long narrow depression in a surface

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