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Meaning of IMPACT

Pronunciation:  [n]'impakt, [v]im'pakt, im'pakt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  influencing strongly; "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"
  2. [n]  the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat; "the armies met in the shock of battle"
  3. [n]  the striking of one body against another
  4. [n]  a forceful consequence; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"
  5. [v]  have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
  6. [v]  press or wedge together; pack together
 

IMPACT is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: affect, bear on, bear upon, encroachment, impingement, shock, touch, touch on
 
 See Also: act upon, alter, blow, bother, bump, change, combat, consequence, contact, discommode, disoblige, effect, endanger, event, expose, fight, fighting, force, hit, impinging, incommode, inconvenience, influence, influence, issue, outcome, peril, process, put out, queer, redound, repercuss, result, scupper, squeeze, strike, strike a blow, striking, subject, tell on, treat, trouble, upshot, wedge, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Im*pact"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impacted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Impacting}.] [L. impactus, p. p. of impingere to push,
    strike against. See {Impinge}.]
    To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a
    place. --Woodward.
    
    
  2. \Im"pact\, n.
    1. Contact or impression by touch; collision; forcible
       contact; force communicated.
    
             The quarrel, by that impact driven.   --Southey.
    
    2. (Mech.) The single instantaneous stroke of a body in
       motion against another either in motion or at rest.
    
    
 
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