Definitions of image

  1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
  2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
  3. To form, or reflect, a likeness of; represent to the mental vision; imagine.
  4. To form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind.
  5. To form a mental likeness of.
  6. To form an image of; portray; resemble.
  7. To form an image of; to form a likeness in the mind. See Imitate.
  8. To represent or form a likeness of; to imagine.
  9. someone who closely resembles a famous person ( especially an actor); " he could be Gingrich's double"; " she's the very image of her mother"
  10. 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"
  11. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  12. 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"
  13. an iconic mental representation; " her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
  14. ( Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; " a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
  15. a standard or typical example; " he is the protoof good breeding"; " he provided America with an image of the good father"
  16. 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.
  17. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
  18. Show; appearance; cast.
  19. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
  20. A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
  21. 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.
  22. Likeness: a statue: an idol: a representation in the mind, an idea: a picture in the imagination: ( optics) the figure of any object formed by rays of light.
  23. A likeness; statue; idol; idea; figure.
  24. A visible representation; a statue, picture, idol, etc.; an idea; a figure of speech.
  25. A material representation or likeness of anything, as a statue; a likeness; an idol; appearance; an idea or conception; a picture drawn by fancy; a lively description of anything in discourse; the figure of any object made by rays of light proceeding from the several points of it.
  26. A representation or figure of any person or thing, as an idol; a statue; a description in discourse; a picture formed in the mind; an idea.