Definitions of impress

  1. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint ( that which bears the impression).
  2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint ( a mark or figure upon something).
  3. To mark, stamp, or print by putting force upon; to affect with force, or stamp deeply on, the mind; to imprint; as, to impress footsteps on wet sand; compel to enter the public service, as soldiers or sailors; formerly, to seize, by force, for British naval service; seize for the public service, as money or provisions.
  4. To press upon: to mark by pressure: to produce by pressure: to stamp: to fix deeply ( in the mind): to force into service, esp. the public service.
  5. To mark by pressure; stamp; fix deeply in the mind; force into service.
  6. To form or fix by pressure; mark by pressure; indent.
  7. To force into public service; seize for public use; conscript.
  8. To be impressed; to rest.
  9. dye ( fabric) before it is spun
  10. make a deep and indelible impression on someone
  11. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; " To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
  12. To mark by pressure; to print; to mark; to fix deeply; to seize; to force into public service.
  13. To make a mark or figure by pressing; to stamp; to indent; to fix deep, as in the mind; to seize or employ for the public service.
  14. take ( someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; " The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
  15. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
  16. The act of impressing or making.
  17. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
  18. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
  19. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
  20. A mark made by bearing down upon; an image or figure; a mark of distinction; characteristic; stamp; an image fixed in the mind.
  21. That which is made by pressure: stamp, likeness: device, motto.
  22. Mark of pressure; stamp.
  23. A mark or indentation produced by pressure; effect; stamp.
  24. A mark or figure made by pressing; a stamp; the image or figure of anything, as if formed by pressure.