Definitions for: Image

[n] a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
[n] a visual representation of an object or scene or person produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
[n] (Jungian psychology) a personal facade one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
[n] an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
[n] a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
[n] language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
[n] someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
[v] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

Webster (1913) Definition: Im"age, n. [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of
imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]
1. An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person,
thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise
made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a
copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.

Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.

Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
xxii. 20.

This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.

And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.

2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
an idol. --Chaucer.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
. thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
4, 5.

3. Show; appearance; cast.

The face of things a frightful image bears.

4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn
by the fancy; a conception; an idea.

Can we conceive Image of aught delightful, soft, or
great? --Prior.

5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.

6. (Opt.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the
focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the
several points of the object symmetrically refracted or
reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may
be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the
retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with
an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the
likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see
one's image in a mirror.

Electrical image. See under Electrical.

Image breaker, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.

Image graver, Image maker, a sculptor.

Image worship, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images

Image Purkinje (Physics), the image of the retinal blood
vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.

Virtual image (Optics), a point or system of points, on one
side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit
the system of rays which actually exists on the other side
of the mirror or lens. --Clerk Maxwell.

Im"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake
imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. ``Shrines
of imaged saints.'' --J. Warton.

2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of
by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.

Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore, And
image charms he must behold no more. --Pope.

Synonyms: double, effigy, envision, epitome, fancy, figure, figure, figure of speech, icon, ikon, look-alike, mental image, paradigm, persona, picture, picture, project, prototype, see, simulacrum, trope, visualise, visualize

See Also: appearance, auditory image, bird-scarer, bitmap, chiaroscuro, conceive of, concentrate, cyclorama, dead ringer, diorama, drawing, electronic image, envisage, exaggeration, example, exposure, foil, god, graven image, Guy, human, hyperbole, ideate, idol, imagination image, imagine, imago, impression, individual, inset, internal representation, irony, kenning, likeness, memory image, mental picture, mental representation, metaphor, metonymy, model, mortal, oxymoron, panorama, person, personification, photo, photograph, pic, picture, prosopopoeia, reflection, reflexion, representation, representation, rhetorical device, ringer, scarecrow, scarer, semblance, simile, somebody, someone, sonogram, soul, strawman, synecdoche, thought-image, transparency, visual aspect, visual image, visualisation, visualization, wax figure, waxwork, zeugma

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