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Definition of Impression


  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.
  3. That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.
  4. Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.
  5. An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.
  6. Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.
  7. 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.
  8. In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.
  9. A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.

Impression Quotations

For me it's always about first impressions. I trust my instincts. I love to prepare if it's something that requires training. But I don't like to prepare the psychology too much. I enjoy the psychology of the character but I work better from a first impression.
Billy Zane

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Dalai Lama

Don't get the impression that you arouse my anger. You see, one can only be angry with those he respects.
Richard M. Nixon

I'm not a phony-friendly guy and I'm usually very quiet and not a big laugher, so some people might take that for rudeness and being mean. If anyone ever got that impression, I apologize. I love all my fans and really appreciate all their support!
Jesse McCartney

Sometimes we spend more efforts with people that are strangers in terms of making an impression than the person that's closest to us. And you just gotta remember not to take for granted that person that's closest to you.
Michael Douglas
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Impression Translations

impression in Afrikaans is indruk, effek, impak
impression in Danish is indtryk
impression in Dutch is effect, indruk
impression in Finnish is teho, vaikutus
impression in French is impression, effet
impression in German is Eindruck
impression in Italian is impressione
impression in Norwegian is inntrykk, avtrykk, opplag
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