Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Word of the Day-"Impression"

Pronunciation:  im-presh-uhn
Form:  noun
Definition:  1.  a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc.
2.  the first and immediate effect of an experience or perception upon the mind; sensation.

3.  the effect produced by an agency or influence.
4.  a notion, remembrance, belief, etc., often of a vague or indistinct nature.
5.  a mark, indentation, figure, etc., produced by pressure.
6.  an image in the mind caused by something external to it.
7.  the act of impressing; state of being impressed.
8.  Dentistry . a mold taken, in plastic materials or plaster of Paris, of teeth and the surrounding tissues.
9.  an imitation of the voice, mannerisms, and other traits of a person, especially a famous person, as by an entertainer.
Origin:  1325–75; Middle English impressio ( u ) n < Latin impressiōn- (stem of impressiō ), equivalent to impress ( us ) ( see impress1 ) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms:
im·pres·sion·al, adjective
im·pres·sion·al·ly, adverb
im·pres·sion·less, adjective
pre·im·pres·sion, noun
Synonyms:   impact, imprint
Used in a sentence:  "To Hula's dismay, the very itchy tick bite on her lower right hip gave everyone the impression that instead of scratching the bite, she was scratching her arse."  Frequently and furiously.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I can always count on you for a laugh!