English noun: impression
|1.||impression (cognition) a vague idea in which some confidence is placed|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||belief, feeling, notion, opinion|
|Broader (hypernym)||idea, thought|
|Narrower (hyponym)||effect, first blush, hunch, intuition, presence, suspicion|
|2.||impression (attribute) an outward appearance|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||appearance, visual aspect|
|Narrower (hyponym)||figure, image, mark, tout ensemble|
|3.||impression (cognition) a clear and telling mental image|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||mental picture, picture|
|Broader (hypernym)||image, mental image|
|4.||impression (shape) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing|
|Samples||He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.|
|Broader (hypernym)||concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature|
|Narrower (hyponym)||channel, chap, crack, cranny, crease, crevice, crinkle, dent, dimple, dimple, dip, droop, fissure, furrow, groove, incision, line, prick, sag, scratch, seam, slit, wrinkle|
|5.||impression (communication) a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving|
|Samples||He put his stamp on the envelope.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||embossment, imprint, seal|
|6.||impression (communication) all the copies of a work printed at one time|
|Samples||They ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||edition, mackle, proof, test copy, trial impression|
|Domain category||printing, printing process|
|7.||impression (artifact) (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster|
|Samples||The dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay.|
|Domain category||dental medicine, dentistry, odontology|
|8.||impression (act) an impressionistic portrayal of a person|
|Samples||He did a funny impression of a politician.|
|Broader (hypernym)||characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal|
|9.||impression (act) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another|
|Samples||He watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax.|
|Broader (hypernym)||press, pressing, pressure|