im·pres·sion /ɪmˈprɛʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.
2. That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.
The stamp and clear impression of good sense. --Cowper.
To shelter us from impressions of weather, we must spin, we must weave, we must build. --Barrow.
3. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon. [Obs.]
Portentous blaze of comets and impressions in the air. --Milton.
A fiery impression falling from out of Heaven. --Holland.
4. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
His words impression left. --Milton.
Such terrible impression made the dream. --Shak.
I have a father's dear impression,
And wish, before I fall into my grave,
That I might see her married. --Ford.
5. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
6. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
Which must be read with an impression. --Milton.
7. Print. The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time; as, a copy from the fifth impression.
Ten impressions which his books have had. --Dryden.
8. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like. [R.]
9. Engraving A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.
Proof impression, one of the early impressions taken from an engraving, before the plate or block is worn.
n 1: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "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"
[syn: feeling, belief, notion, opinion]
2: an outward appearance; "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" [syn: effect]
3: a clear and telling mental image; "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" [syn: mental picture, picture]
4: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the
impression of his fingers in the soft mud" [syn: depression,
5: a symbol that is the result of printing; "he put his stamp
on the envelope" [syn: stamp]
6: all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off
an initial printing of 2000 copies" [syn: printing]
7: (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or
plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in
preparing an inlay"
8: an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny
impression of a politician"
9: the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of
another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot