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1 impression

A vague idea in which some confidence is placed:
— His impression of her was favorable.

synonyms: belief, feeling, notion, opinion.

Roget 375: sensibility; sensitiveness etc. adj.; physical sensibility, feeling, impressibility, perceptivity, aesthetics; moral sensibility etc. 822.    sensation, impression; ... show more

Roget 453: idea, notion, conception, thought, apprehension, impression, perception, image, eidolon [Gr.], sentiment, reflection, observation, consideration; abstract idea; ... show more

Roget 484: belief; credence; credit; assurance; faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation etc. (hope) 858; dependence on, ... show more

Roget 490: knowledge; cognizance, cognition, cognoscence; acquaintance, experience, ken [Scot.], privity, insight, familiarity; comprehension, apprehension; recognition; appreciation ... show more

Roget 514: supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum [Lat.], theory; thesis, theorem; ... show more

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

Dutch: besef, notie, conjectuur, gevoel, impressie, indruk, vermoeden
Polish: odczucie, wrażenie

2 impression

An outward appearance:
— He made a good impression.
— I wanted to create an impression of success.

synonym: effect.

Dutch: impressie, indruk, uitbeelding, verbeelding

3 impression

A clear and telling mental image:
— The events left a permanent impression in his mind.

synonyms: mental picture, picture.

4 impression

A concavity in a surface produced by pressing:
— He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.

synonyms: depression, imprint.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: afdruk

5 impression

A symbol that is the result of printing or engraving.

synonym: stamp.

Roget 558: engraving, chalcography; line engraving, mezzotint engraving, stipple engraving, chalk engraving; dry point, bur; etching, aquatinta; chiseling; plate engraving, copperplate engraving, steel engraving, ... show more

Dutch: afdruk
Polish: pieczątka, pieczęć, stempel

6 impression

All the copies of a work printed at one time.

synonym: printing.

Roget 591: printing; block printing, type-printing; plate printing etc. 558 (engraving); the press etc. (publication) 531; composition.    print, letterpress, ... show more

7 impression

dentistry An imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster.

8 impression

An impressionistic portrayal of a person.

Dutch: deuk

9 impression

The act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another.

Moby thesaurus: Ditto copy, Photostat, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Xerox, Xerox copy, absorption and regurgitation, aesthetic form, affect, affection, alveolation, alveolus, angle, apprehension, aquatint, archetype, aroma, art form, aspect, assumption ... show more.

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