W2S3 [ımˈpreʃən] n
1.) [U and C]
the opinion or feeling you have about someone or something because of the way they seem
Arriving late won't create a very favourable impression .
We were left with the impression that the contract was ours if we wanted it.
I get the distinct impression that we're not wanted here.
It was their first meeting and Richard was determined to make an impression .
When it comes to job interviews, first impressions are important.
Canceling the conference will make a very bad impression .
The final score gives a false impression of the game.
How you greet a customer can leave a lasting impression .
The overall impression was one of chaos.
2.) be under the impression (that)
to believe that something is true when it is not
I'm sorry, I was under the impression that you were the manager.
when someone copies the speech or behaviour of a famous person in order to make people laugh
Jean does a great impression of Madonna.
a picture or drawing of what someone or something might look like, or what something will look like in the future
impression of
an artist's impression of the new building
a mark left by pressing something into a soft surface
Some of the fallen trees had left a clear impression in the hardened mud.
all the copies of a book printed at one time
COLLOCATES for sense 1
give/create/convey an impression
leave somebody with an impression
leave an impression (on somebody)
have/get the impression (that)
make an impression (on somebody) (=make someone admire or remember you)
first/initial impression (=the impression you get when you see someone or something for the first time)
good/favourable impression
bad impression
false/wrong/misleading impression
lasting/indelible impression
overall/general impression
the distinct impression (that)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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