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IMPRESS', v.t. [L. impressum, from imprimo; in and premo, to press.]

1. To imprint; to stamp; to make a mark or figure on any thing by pressure; as, to impress coin with the figure of a man's head, or with that of any ox or sheep; to impress a figure on wax or clay.

2. To print, as books.

3. To mark; to indent.

4. To fix deep; as, to impress truth on the mind, or facts on the memory. Hence, to convict of sin.

5. To compel to enter into public service, as seamen; to seize and take into service by compulsion, as nurses in sickness. In this sense, we use press or impress indifferently.

6. To seize; to take for public service; as, to impress provisions.



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IMPRESS', v.t. [L. impressum, from imprimo; in and premo, to press.]

1. To imprint; to stamp; to make a mark or figure on any thing by pressure; as, to impress coin with the figure of a man's head, or with that of any ox or sheep; to impress a figure on wax or clay.

2. To print, as books.

3. To mark; to indent.

4. To fix deep; as, to impress truth on the mind, or facts on the memory. Hence, to convict of sin.

5. To compel to enter into public service, as seamen; to seize and take into service by compulsion, as nurses in sickness. In this sense, we use press or impress indifferently.

6. To seize; to take for public service; as, to impress provisions.

IM'PRESS, n.

  1. A mark or indentation, made by pressure.
  2. The figure or image of any thing made by pressure; stamp; likeness.
  3. Mark of distinction; stamp; character. God leaves us this general impress or character on the works of creation, that they were very good. South.
  4. Device; motto. To describe emblazoned shields, / Impresses quaint. Milton.
  5. The act of compelling to enter into public service. [See Press.] Shak.

IM-PRESS', v.t. [L. impressum, from imprimo; in and premo, to press.]

  1. To imprint; to stamp; to make a mark or figure on any thing by pressure; as, to impress coin with the figure of a man's head, or with that of an ox or sheep; to impress a figure on wax or clay.
  2. To print, as books.
  3. To mark; to indent.
  4. To fix deep; as, to impress truth on the mind, or facts on the memory. Hence, to convict of sin.
  5. To compel to enter into public service, as seamen; to seize and take into service by compulsion, as nurses in sickness. In this sense, we use press or impress indifferently.
  6. To seize; to take for public service; as, to impress provisions. Marshall.

Im*press"
  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).

    His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed. Shak.

  2. To be impressed; to rest.

    [Obs.]

    Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress. Chaucer.

  3. The act of impressing or making.
  4. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
  5. 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.

    The impresses of the insides of these shells. Woodward.

    This weak impress of love is as a figure
    Trenched in ice.
    Shak.

  6. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.

    Impress the motives of persuasion upon our own hearts till we feel the force of them. I. Watts.

  7. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.

    South.
  8. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.

    The second five thousand pounds impressed for the service of the sick and wounded prisoners. Evelyn.

  9. A device. See Impresa.

    Cussans.

    To describe . . . emblazoned shields,
    Impresses quaint.
    Milton.

  10. 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.

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Impress

IMPRESS', verb transitive [Latin impressum, from imprimo; in and premo, to press.]

1. To imprint; to stamp; to make a mark or figure on any thing by pressure; as, to impress coin with the figure of a man's head, or with that of any ox or sheep; to impress a figure on wax or clay.

2. To print, as books.

3. To mark; to indent.

4. To fix deep; as, to impress truth on the mind, or facts on the memory. Hence, to convict of sin.

5. To compel to enter into public service, as seamen; to seize and take into service by compulsion, as nurses in sickness. In this sense, we use press or impress indifferently.

6. To seize; to take for public service; as, to impress provisions.

IM'PRESS, noun A mark or indentation, made by pressure.

1. The figure or image of any thing made by pressure; stamp; likeness.

2. Mark of distinction; stamp; character.

God leaves us this general impress or character on the works of creation, that they were very good.

3. Device; motto.

To describe emblazoned shields,

IMPRESSes quaint--

4. The act of compelling to enter public service. [See Press.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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UNCOVER, v.t.

1. To divest of a cover; to remove any covering from; a word of general use.

2. To deprive of clothes; to strip; to make naked.

3. To unroof; as a building.

4. To take off the hat or cap; to bare the head.

5. To strip of a vail, or of any thing that conceals; to lay open; to disclose to view.

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