impact impact  /ɪm ˈpækt/


  1. (n) the striking of one body against another
  2. (n) a forceful consequence; a strong effect
  3. (n) influencing strongly
  4. (n) the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
  5. (v) press or wedge together; pack together
  6. (v) have an effect upon

Derived Word(s)


  1. Colin and Michelle Beavan talk to PTI about their yearlong attempt to impact the environment as little as possible and how the experiment changed their lives.
  2. Impact July 4 Earth at impact.
  3. So it's unclear what coaches and parents can do with the impact data, at least until more is known about what causes concussions.


  1. Does Google Not Get Hadoop?!

    As a former Microsoft and Apple employee, I've always looked at Google from a different perspective. Many of friends work there and I admire them for helping the company drive incredible breakthrough, from search to self-driving cars to now “intelligent” glasses. Google has had a foundational impact on Big Data, yet, the company has the opportunity to better explain how its assets ultimately ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Montreal’s Hassoun Camara scores with a flick over the shoulder while sitting down

    Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara scored a 38th-minute equalizer against Colorado with a clever bit of skill that didn't even require standing up. After tumbling over an opponent in a failed attempt to head a corner kick, Camara found himself … Continue reading ?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Cascio's late goal lifts Rapids past Impact, 4-3

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Tony Cascio scored in stoppage time and the Colorado Rapids rallied for a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Saturday night, handing the Impact their first home loss of the season.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "We've said since day one that if and when we have an impact from Deepwater Horizon, it would be in the form of tarballs," Patterson said in a news release. "This shows that our modeling is accurate. Any Texas shores impacted by the Deepwater...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Jerry Patterson Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House this morning, and I retract my apology to BP," it began, and finished: "I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions. "The overt...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Washington Post

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