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impact (consequence)

Definition:

a forceful consequence; a strong effect

Class:

phenomenon noun (natural phenomena)

Plural:

impacts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the book had an important impact on my thinking

Synonyms:

wallop

Etymology:

[verb] "press closely into something", from Latin impactus, past ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of impact...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Wallop

originally designed as an Internet social network service from Microsoft Research. As a startup, the company behind Wallop was backed by $13 million from Microsoft and venture capitalists including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners and Consor ... (36 of 988 words)

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Wallop (disambiguation)

a social networking service. Wallop or Wallops may also refer to: Farleigh Wallop, a small village and civil parish in Hampshire, England | Middle Wallop, a village in Hampshire, England | Nether Wallop a village in Hampshire, England | Over Wallop, a ... (39 of 234 words, 18 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

wallop | beer [slang, sense-specific] | gallop [obsolete, sense-specific]

[transitive, informal] to beat soundly; strike hard | [transitive, informal] to defeat utterly | [intransitive, dialect] to move in a clumsy manner | ... (20 of 532 words, 9 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wallop

Merriam-Webster:

wallop [entry 1, verb] | trounce [synonym, sense-specific] | sock [synonym, sense-specific] | wallow [synonym, sense-specific] | lambaste [synonym, sense-specific] | flounder [synonym, sense-specific] | bash [synonym, sense-specific] | baste [synonym, sense-specific] | bat [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to boil noisily | to move with reckless or disorganized haste; advance in a headlong rush ; "wallow", "flounder" | to thrash soundly; "lambaste" ; to ... (24 of 235 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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wallop [entry 2, noun] | thrill [synonym, sense-specific] | punch [synonym, sense-specific] | impact [synonym, sense-specific] | beer [synonym, sense-specific] | bump [synonym, sense-specific] | collision [synonym, sense-specific] | concussion [synonym, sense-specific] | crash [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a powerful blow; "punch" ; something resembling a wallop especially in suddenness of force ; the ability (as of a boxer) to hit hard | emotional, ... (25 of 143 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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Oxford Dictionary:

wallop | walloped [past tense] | walloping [present participle] | wallops [3rd-person singular present]

[informal] : | strike or hit very hard | heavily defeat (an opponent) | a heavy blow or punch | [singular, North American] : a powerful effect | ... (23 of 161 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wallop

Random House Dictionary:

wallop

to beat soundly; thrash. | [informal] to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock. | [informal] to defeat thoroughly, as in a game. | [Scottish] to ... (23 of 128 words, 12 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

wallop | wallops [plural] | wallopped [past tense] | walloped [past tense] | wallopping [present participle] | walloping [present participle]

A heavy blow, punch. | A person's ability to throw such punches. | An emotional impact, psychological force. | A thrill, emotionally excited reaction. | [slang] anything produced by a process that involves boiling; Beer, tea, whitewash. | [archaic] A ... (35 of 107 words, 14 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

wallop | walloped [past tense] | walloping [present participle] | wallops [3rd-person singular present] | walloper [noun, related]

To beat soundly; thrash. | To strike with a hard blow. | To defeat thoroughly. | To move in a rolling, clumsy manner; waddle. | To boil noisily. Used ... (25 of 97 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

wallop | walloper [noun, related]

to move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way ; to move heavily and clumsily; flounder | to boil vigorously, with noisy bubbling | to beat soundly; ... (25 of 79 words, 9 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

wallop [informal]

to hit someone hard, especially with the flat part of the hand or with something held in the hand, or to defeat someone easily, especially in sports (27 of 68 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wallop

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wallop [transitive, informal] | walloped [past tense] | walloping [present participle] | wallops [3rd-person singular present]

to hit someone or something very hard | to thoroughly defeat someone in a game (14 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wallop

wallop [countable, informal, noun] | wallops [plural]

a hard hit (3 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wallop 6

Britannica Encyclopedia:

collision [mechanics] | impact [synonym]

in physics, the sudden, forceful coming together in direct contact of two bodies, such as, for example, two billiard balls, a golf club and a ball, a ... (27 of 374 words, 3 images)

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Encarta Dictionary:

wallop | wallops [plural] | walloped [past tense] | walloping [present participle]

to strike somebody or something with great force | to give somebody a sound physical beating | to defeat a person or team decisively | a powerful blow ... (25 of 137 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709747​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

impact

First use: about 1600 | 1781

Origin: [verb] "press closely into something", from Latin impactus, past ... | [noun] "collision", from "impact" (verb). Figurative sense of "forecful ... (22 of 72 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

impact | impact on

First use: early 17th century

Origin: (as a verb in the sense "press closely, fix firmly"): from Latin impact- "driven in", from the verb impingere (see "impinge")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/impact

Collins Dictionary:

impact

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin impactus pushed against, fastened on, from impingere to thrust at, from pangere to drive in

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/impact

American Heritage Dictionary:

impact | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle] | impacts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Latin impāctus, past participle of impingere, to push against; see "impinge".

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New World Dictionary:

impact

Origin: Latin impactus, past participle of impingere, to press firmly together: see "impinge"

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Wiktionary:

impact | impacts [plural] | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle]

Origin: Latin impāctus, perfect passive participle of impingō ("dash against, impinge").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/impact

Merriam-Webster:

impact [entry 1, verb]

First use: 1601

Origin: Latin impactus, past participle of impingere to push against

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/impact

Encarta Dictionary:

impact | impacts [plural] | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin impactus, past participle of impingere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620320​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan American Dictionary:

impact [noun] | impacts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impact"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/impact

impact [intransitive/transitive, verb] | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle] | impacts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impact"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

impact | impacts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "impact"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/impact

impact [intransitive/transitive, verb] | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle] | impacts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "impact"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/impact 15

Cambridge Dictionary:

impact [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "impact"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "impact"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/impact 1

impact [entry 2, United States]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "impact"

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the Free Dictionary:

impact

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "impact"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "impact"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "impact" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

impact | impacts [plural] | impacted [past tense] | impacting [present participle]

Audio 1: English pronunciation of "impact"

Audio 2: English pronunciation of "impact"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

impact

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impact"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=impact​01 word=impact

impact

Audio: North American pronunciation of "impact"

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YourDictionary Audio:

impact

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "impact" by speech synthesizer

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