Noun Definition


1.Definition: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster

"The dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):picture

Category: General

3.Definition: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

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

Related Noun(s):depression, imprint

Category: General

4.Definition: a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving

Related Noun(s):stamp

Category: General

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):belief, feeling, notion, opinion

Category: General

6.Definition: all the copies of a work printed at one time

Category: General

7.Definition: an impressionistic portrayal of a person

"He did a funny impression of a politician"

Category: General

8.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):effect

Category: General

9.Definition: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

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

Category: General