- the process or result of printing from type, plates, etc.
- a printed copy from type, a plate, an engraved block, etc.
- one of a number of printings made at different times from the same set of type, without alteration (distinguished from edition).
- the total number of copies of a book, pamphlet, etc., printed at one time from one setting of type or from one set of plates.
Origin of impression
Synonyms for impression
Related Words for impressionimpact, reaction, effect, consequence, feeling, response, concept, perception, belief, image, memory, thought, theory, recollection, suspicion, sense, opinion, notion, view, imprint
Examples from the Web for impression
Contemporary Examples of impression
“I found him to to be an interesting person,” Krauss said of the first impression.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
But he told me recently that Malia would do my impression of him to him.
And then I met him before I started doing the impression of him when he was a guest on SNL for a moment.
“I have not gotten the impression that they have their minds made up or they are not open to new information,” Stammberger said.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence
December 30, 2014
They also give the impression that you have a neatly organized life.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink
December 29, 2014
Historical Examples of impression
Of this, there is an impression on my mind too strong to admit of doubt.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Its calmness gave the impression of a wisdom behind it that had no existence.Weighed and Wanting
This is, at least, the impression left on us by an anecdote told by Elwin.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Just at the outset, the act of seeing made not the least impression on her numbed brain.Within the Law
There will be time enough for the impression to be made after you are married.The Imaginary Invalid
- the act, process, or result of printing from type, plates, etc
- one of a number of printings of a publication printed from the same setting of type with no or few alterationsCompare edition (def. 2)
- the total number of copies of a publication printed at one time
late 14c., "mark produced by pressure," also "image produced in the mind or emotions," from Old French impression "print, stamp; a pressing on the mind," from Latin impressionem (nominative impressio) "onset, attack," figuratively "perception," literally "a pressing into," from imprimere (see impress). Meaning "act or process of indenting" is early 15c.; that of "printing of a number of copies" is from 1570s. Meaning "belief, vague notion" (as in under the impression) is from 1610s.
see make an impression under the impression.