v. t.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).
[imp. & p. p. Impressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impressing.]
2.To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
3.To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
4.To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
v. i.1.To be impressed; to rest.
Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress.
- Chaucer.
n.1.The act of impressing or making.
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.
This weak impress of love is as a figure
Trenched in ice.
- Shak.
3.Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
4.A device. See Impresa.
5.The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
Why such impress of shipwrights?
- Shak.
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.
Noun1.impress - the act of coercing someone into government service
Synonyms: impressment
Verb1.impress - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
Synonyms: strike, affect, move
2.impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
3.impress - produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
Synonyms: ingrain, instill
4.impress - mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
Synonyms: imprint
5.impress - reproduce by printing
Synonyms: print
6.impress - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
Synonyms: shanghai
7.impress - dye (fabric) before it is spun
Synonyms: yarn-dye
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