ETYM French impression Latin impressio.
1. An outward appearance; SYN. effect.
2. An impressionistic portrayal of a person.
3. A vague idea in which some confidence is placed; SYN. feeling belief notion.
4. All the copies of a work printed at one time; SYN. printing.
5. (Dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster.