Noun: impression im'pre-shun
- A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
"his impression of her was favourable";
- feeling, belief, notion, opinion
- An outward appearance
"he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success";
- A clear and telling mental image
"the events left a permanent impression in his mind";
- mental picture, picture
- A concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud";
- depression, imprint
- A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
"he put his impression on the envelope";
- (printing) all the copies of a work printed at one time
"they ran off an initial impression of 2000 copies";
- (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"