impression impression  /ɪm ˈprɛ ʃən/


  1. (n) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
  2. (n) an outward appearance
  3. (n) a clear and telling mental image
  4. (n) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
  5. (n) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
  6. (n) all the copies of a work printed at one time
  7. (n) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
  8. (n) an impressionistic portrayal of a person
  9. (n) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another


  1. Obama impersonator Gerardo Puisseaux Then again, even Barack Obama does a lousy impression of himself.
  2. However, the impression that Israel had helped bolster the Georgian military was one the Israeli Foreign Ministry was anxious to avoid.
  3. Among Republicans, 24% have a favorable impression of Edwards while 25% have an unfavorable impression of him.


  1. See it to believe it: Jason Kennedy's spot-on Macy Gray impression

    E!'s Jason Kennedy may be known for interviewing celebrities, but while chatting with us in the TODAY green room back in April, Kennedy showed he could impersonate one as well.Kennedy said he discovered he could do a spot-on impression of singer Macy Gray, but couldn't quite recall how he discovered the talent."I have no idea (how I learned it)," Kennedy explained. "I was just sitting around ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Franklin's rise in Seattle is no surprise

    Nick Franklin made an impression on columnist and professional scout Bernie Pleskoff during the 2012 Arizona Fall League, and the Mariners' prospect turned starting second baseman has continued his rise all the way to Seattle.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  3. E3 Impression - The Elder Scrolls Online

    I jumped right in and played as a RedGuard Dragon Knight and started off at a nice castle town. My first impression was that the characters and world look really nice. The other thing I noticed is how action oriented the combat is.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: RPGamer


  1. "I'm not going to leave undisturbed the impression that I made an announcement about a specific location," Ms Gillard told Brisbane radio 4BC.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: Herald Sun

  2. Obama said he had phoned the arresting officer, Sergeant James Crowley, and expressed regret for "an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge police department or Sergeant Crowley specifically. I could have calibrated those words differently...
    on Jul 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. "My play......fell flat," Sotomayor said in response to Session's question. "It was bad, because it left an impression that I believed that life experiences commanded a result in a case, but that's clearly not what I do as a judge."
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Washington Post

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