HyperDic: impression

English > 9 senses of the word impression:
NOUNcognitionimpression, feeling, belief, notion, opiniona vague idea in which some confidence is placed
attributeimpression, effectan outward appearance
cognitionimpression, mental picture, picturea clear and telling mental image
shapeimpression, depression, imprinta concavity in a surface produced by pressing
communicationimpression, stampa symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
communicationimpression, printingall the copies of a work printed at one time
artifactimpression(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
actimpressionan impressionistic portrayal of a person
actimpressionthe act of pressing one thing on or into the surface / surface of another
impression > pronunciation
Soundsihmpreh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA vague idea in which some confidence is placed.
Example"his impression of her was favorable"
Synonymsfeeling, belief, notion, opinion
NarrowereffectAn impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)
first blushAt the first glimpse or impression
intuition, hunch, suspicionAn impression that something might be the case
presenceThe impression that something is present
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishcreencia, impresión, sentimiento
Catalancreença, impressió, sentiment
Adjectivesimpressionisticof or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn outward appearance.
Examples
  • "he made a good impression"
  • "I wanted to create an impression of success"
Synonymeffect
NarrowerfigureThe impression produced by a person
imageThe general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public
markThe impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
tout ensembleA total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishefecto, impresión
Catalanefecte, impressió
Adjectivesimpressionisticof or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA clear and telling mental image.
Example "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
Synonymsmental picture, picture
Broaderimage, mental imageAn iconic mental representation
Spanishimagen mental, imagen, impresión
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 4, shape
MeaningA concavity in a surface produced by pressing.
Example"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
Synonymsdepression, imprint
Narrowercrevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chapA long narrow depression in a surface
dimpleA small natural hollow in the cheek or chin
dimpleAny slight depression in a surface
dipA depression in an otherwise level surface
groove, channelA 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)
incision, scratch, prick, slit, dentA depression scratched or carved into a surface
sag, droopA shape that sags
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, lineA slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
Broaderconcave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishimpresión, marca
Catalanemprempta, impressió, marca
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA symbol that is the result of printing or engraving.
Synonymstamp
Narrowerimprint, embossmentAn impression produced by pressure or printing
sealA stamp affixed to a document (as to attest to its authenticity or to seal it)
BroadersymbolAn arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Spanishsello
Catalansegell
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningAll the copies of a work printed at one time.
Synonymprinting
Categoryprinting, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
NarrowereditionThe form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
mackleA printed impression that is blurred or doubled
proof, test copy, trial impression(printing) an impression made to check for errors
BroaderpublicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Spanishedición, impresión
Catalanedició, impressió
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
Meaning(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster.
Example"the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
Categorydentistry, dental medicine, odontologyThe branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
BroaderimprintA device produced by pressure on a surface
Spanishimpresión
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningAn impressionistic portrayal of a person.
Example"he did a funny impression of a politician"
Broaderportrayal, characterization, enactment, personationActing the part of a character on stage
Catalanimpressió
Adjectivesimpressionisticrelating to or characteristic of Impressionism
impressionisticof or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
English > impression: 9 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of pressing one thing on or into the surface / surface of another.
Example"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
Broaderpress, pressure, pressingThe act of pressing
Verbsimpressmark or stamp with or as if with pressure

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