ETYM Latin effectus, from efficere, effectum, to effect; ex + facere to make: cf. French effet, formerly also spelled effect. Related to Fact.
1. A result or consequence.
2. A symptom caused by an illness or a drug.
3. An impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived).
4. The central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work; SYN. essence, burden, core, gist.
5. (Of a law) Having legal validity; SYN. force.
6. Result; ability to produce a result; impression produced on a spectator, auditor etc.
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.
ETYM lg. and Dutch nippen to sip; akin to Dan. nippe, German nippen.
1. A small drink of liquor; SYN. shot.
2. A small drink; SYN. sip.
3. A tart spiciness; SYN. piquance, piquancy, tang, tanginess, zest.
4. Small sharp biting; SYN. pinch.
Sinonimi: sense experience | sense impression | sense datum
ETYM Cf. French sensation. Related to Sensate.
1. A general feeling of excitement.
2. An unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; SYN. sense experience, sense impression, sense datum.