Definitions for: Impact


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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