Impress
Impress Im"press, n.; pl. {Impresses}. 1. The act of impressing or making. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

The impresses of the insides of these shells. --Woodward. [1913 Webster]

This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched in ice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. A device. See {Impresa}. --Cussans. [1913 Webster]

To describe . . . emblazoned shields, Impresses quaint. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. [See {Imprest}, {Press} to force into service.] The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. [1913 Webster]

Why such impress of shipwrights? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Impress gang}, a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a {press gang}.

{Impress money}, a sum of money paid, immediately upon their entering service, to men who have been impressed. [1913 Webster]


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  • impress — impress1 [im pres′; ] for n. [ im′pres΄] vt. [< IN 1 + PRESS2] 1. to force (a person) into public service, esp. into a navy 2. to levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.) for public use n. I …   English World dictionary

  • Impress — Im*press , v. i. To be impressed; to rest. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impress — vb touch, strike, *affect, influence, sway Analogous words: *move, actuate: *thrill, electrify, enthuse: *provoke, excite, stimulate, galvanize, pique impress n impression, imprint, print, stamp Analogous words: see those at IMPRESSION …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impress — ► VERB 1) make (someone) feel admiration and respect. 2) make a mark or design on using a stamp or seal. 3) (impress on) emphasize (an idea) in the mind of. ► NOUN 1) an act of impressing a mark. 2) an impressed mark …   English terms dictionary

  • impress — I (affect deeply) verb absorb, amaze, arouse, astound, awe, electrify, galvanize, have a strong effect, hit, influence, inspire, intrigue, make an impact upon, make an impression on, move, move strongly, movere, penetrate, pierce, reach, rouse,… …   Law dictionary

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