the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another
"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
an impressionistic portrayal of a person
"he did a funny impression of a politician"
(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster
"the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
all the copies of a work printed at one time
"they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
"he put his stamp on the envelope"
a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
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"
- mental picture
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"
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"