(1) The act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
"He watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
(2) An impressionistic portrayal of a person
"He did a funny impression of a politician"
(3) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
"The dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
(4) 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"
(5) 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"
(6) 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"
(7) All the copies of a work printed at one time
"They ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
(8) A symbol that is the result of printing
"He put his stamp on the envelope"
(9) A concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
- The indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on or into another.
- His head made an impression on the pillow.
- The overall effect of something, e.g., on a person.
- What is your impression of Beatles' music?
- An impersonation.
- An outward appearance
- An online advertising performance metric representing an instance where an ad is shown once
- under the impression
- an impression, the overall effect of something.
- the indentation or depression made by the pressure of one object on another.
- a print, print-out