1. [ noun ] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
Synonyms: feeling notion belief opinion

"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"

Related terms: idea effect intuition presence first_blush believe
2. [ noun ] an outward appearance
Synonyms: effect

"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"

Related terms: appearance figure mark tout_ensemble
3. [ noun ] a clear and telling mental image
Synonyms: picture mental_picture

"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"

Related terms: image visualize
4. [ noun ] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Synonyms: imprint depression

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

Related terms: concavity wrinkle crevice groove incision dip dimple sag dimple
5. [ noun ] (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster

"the dentist made an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

Related terms: imprint dentistry
6. [ noun ] a symbol that is the result of printing
Synonyms: stamp

"he put his stamp on the envelope"

Related terms: symbol seal imprint revenue_stamp emboss
7. [ noun ] (printing,writing) all the copies of a work printed at one time
Synonyms: printing

"they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"

Related terms: publication edition proof mackle printing
8. [ noun ] the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

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

Related terms: press impress
9. [ noun ] (theater) an impressionistic portrayal of a person

"he did a funny impression of a politician"

Related terms: portrayal
Similar spelling:   impressionist