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
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
Synonym: effect
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
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud
a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
he put his stamp on the envelope
Synonym: stamp
all the copies of a work printed at one time
they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies
Synonym: printing
(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay
an impressionistic portrayal of a person
he did a funny impression of a politician
the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax