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

 im·press /ɪmˈprɛs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pre·sa n.  Her. A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like. [Written also imprese and impress.]
 My impresa to your lordship; a swain
 Flying to a laurel for shelter.   --J. Webster.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·press v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impressed p. pr. & vb. n. Impressing.]
 1. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression).
    His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed.   --Shak.
 2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
 3. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
    Impress the motives of persuasion upon our own hearts till we feel the force of them.   --I. Watts.
 4.  To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
    The second five thousand pounds impressed for the service of the sick and wounded prisoners.   --Evelyn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·press, v. i. To be impressed; to rest. [Obs.]
    Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·press n.; pl. Impresses
 1. The act of impressing or making.
 2. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
    The impresses of the insides of these shells.   --Woodward.
 This weak impress of love is as a figure
 Trenched in ice.   --Shak.
 3. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
 4. A device. See Impresa.
 To describe . . . emblazoned shields,
 Impresses quaint.   --Milton.
 5.  The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
    Why such impress of shipwrights?   --Shak.
 Impress gang, a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a press gang.
 Impress money, a sum of money paid, immediately upon their entering service, to men who have been impressed.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of coercing someone into government service [syn: impressment]
      v 1: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child
           impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck
           me as odd" [syn: affect, move, strike]
      2: impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her
      3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother
         tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us" [syn: ingrain,
      4: mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik,
         you impress a design with wax" [syn: imprint]
      5: reproduce by printing [syn: print]
      6: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service,
         especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after
         being drugged" [syn: shanghai]
      7: dye (fabric) before it is spun [syn: yarn-dye]