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impression

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishimpressionim‧pres‧sion /ɪmˈpreʃən/ ●●○ S3 W2 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]SEEM the opinion or feeling you have about someone or something because of the way they seem When we looked around the school we got a very good impression. I got the impression that she wasn't very happy with her job.impression of What was your impression of Roger?see thesaurus at idea2 be under the impression (that)3 [countable]IMITATE if you do an impression of a famous person, you copy their speech or behaviour in order to make people laugh syn imitation Jean does a great impression of Madonna.4 [countable] a picture or drawing of what someone or something might look like, or what something will look like in the futureimpression of an artist’s impression of the new building5 [countable] a mark left by pressing something into a soft surface Some of the fallen trees had left a clear impression in the hardened mud.6 [countable]TCN all the copies of a book printed at one timeeditionCOLLOCATIONSverbsmake an impressionThink about what sort of impression you want to make.give an impressionHer speech definitely gave the impression that she was enthusiastic about the project.create an impression (also convey an impression formal)Arriving late won’t create a very good impression.get an impressionWhat sort of impression did you get of the city?leave an impression on somebody (=make someone remember a person, place, or thing)Janet certainly left an impression on him.adjectivesa good/positive impressionHe was keen to make a good impression on his boss.a bad/negative impressionArriving late for an interview gives a very negative impression.somebody’s first/initial/immediate impressionMy first impression was that Terry’s version of the events was untrue.a clear/vivid impressionHe had the clear impression that most people were in favour of the idea.a vague impression (=not very clear)Dave only had a vague impression of the man who had attacked him.a strong/deep impression (=one that someone feels very strongly)She made a strong impression on me the first time I met her.a lasting impression (=one that someone remembers for a long time)Sam’s performance had clearly made a lasting impression on the audience.the overwhelming/overriding impression (=an impression that is stronger than all others)The overwhelming impression after the meeting was one of optimism.an indelible impression formal (=lasting for ever)Alan’s wartime experiences had left an indelible impression on him.a wrong/misleading impressionThe advertisement gave a misleading impression of the product.a false/mistaken impressionHe had the mistaken impression that Julia was married.Many people got the false impression she didn’t care. the overall/general impressionThe general impression was of a very efficiently run company.the distinct impression (=used when something seems very clear to you)We were left with the impression that the contract was ours if we wanted it.somebody’s personal impressionMy personal impression is that the new manager has greatly improved things.phrasesfirst impressions count (=the impression you make when you first meet someone is important)When attending a job interview, remember that first impressions count.
Examples from the Corpus
impressionSeattle had made an impression on at least some of those executives.An impression of a heel was left in the mud.In an interview don't say anything negative about your current employer - it gives a bad impression.The glossy paint is applied in many flat layers, so you get a contradictory impression of depth.He thought about the two girls in the shop doorway, surprised by the detailed impression they had left on his memory.My first impression of England was of a grey and rainy place.Therefore, instead of showing the strategy you use you are really showing the value of first impressions.I get the impression that opposition teams have unconsciously downgraded Leeds because of the last twelve months and are caught off guard.In her book, she gives the impression that she was a close friend of the Prince, but in fact she only met him twice.For some reason she got the impression that you didn't like her.We got the impression that Sally wasn't very pleased to see us.Above all, Alida Thorne said to herself, she must not receive the impression of neglect.Nor was the impression of physical strength deceptive.The forest and the land left their impression on the people.If she joked with him, he would think she was flirting, and she didn't want him to get the wrong impression.What's your impression of Frank as a boss?does ... impression ofOf course, Dole, too, occasionally does a remarkable impression of a hummingbird.The shape of the group really does give some impression of an arrow!impression ofMy impression of Hal was that he was a solid, professional guy.left ... impressionSuch seriousness, intensity, and power in a young man set him apart and left an impression on others.The whole ceremony took under an hour but left quite an impression on me.His family had been very poor when he was young, and it had left a lasting impression on him.The forest and the land left their impression on the people.Parliamentary answers intended to explain the phenomenon left a messy impression.The implementation of the rationalisation programme left a lasting impression on Finniston which was to influence his future operating style.The spectacle before her, half obscured by the lashing spray, left an indelible impression.It was the latter two composers who left the biggest impression and drew the most striking responses from Kirchschlager.
From Longman Business Dictionaryimpressionim‧pres‧ssion /ɪmˈpreʃən/ noun [countable]MARKETING an occasion when a particular advertisement is seen by someone on the InternetA log of ad impressions is kept by the site server.