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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·pos·ing /ɪmˈpozɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imposed p. pr. & vb. n. Imposing.]
 1. To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
 Cakes of salt and barley [she] did impose
 Within a wicker basket.   --Chapman.
 2. To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
    What fates impose, that men must needs abide.   --Shak.
    Death is the penalty imposed.   --Milton.
    Thou on the deep imposest nobler laws.   --Waller.
 3. Eccl. To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
 4. Print. To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pos·ing, a.
 1. Laying as a duty; enjoining.
 2. Adapted to impress forcibly; impressive; commanding; as, an imposing air; an imposing spectacle. “Large and imposing edifices.”
 3. Deceiving; deluding; misleading.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pos·ing, n. Print. The act of imposing the columns of a page, or the pages of a sheet. See Impose, v. t., 4.
 Imposing stone Print., the stone on which the pages or columns of types are imposed or made into forms; -- called also imposing table.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing
             residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen
             sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: baronial,
              noble, stately]
      2: used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an
         eminent person; "his distinguished bearing"; "the
         monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial
         beauty" [syn: distinguished, magisterial]