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Definitions of image

  1. someone who closely resembles a famous person ( especially an actor); " he could be Gingrich's double"; " she's the very image of her mother"
  2. 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"
  3. a standard or typical example; " he is the prototype of good breeding"; " he provided America with an image of the good father"
  4. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  5. 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"
  6. ( Jungian psychology) a personal facade one presents to the world; " a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
  7. an iconic mental representation; " her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
  8. a visual representation ( of an object or scene or person or abstraction) 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"
  9. ( Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; " a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
  10. a standard or typical example; " he is the protoof good breeding"; " he provided America with an image of the good father"
  11. 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.
  12. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
  13. Show; appearance; cast.
  14. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
  15. A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
  16. 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.
  17. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
  18. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
  19. To form, or reflect, a likeness of; represent to the mental vision; imagine.
  20. 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.
  21. To form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind.
  22. A likeness; statue; idol; idea; figure.
  23. To form a mental likeness of.
  24. To form an image of; portray; resemble.
  25. A visible representation; a statue, picture, idol, etc.; an idea; a figure of speech.
  26. 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.
  27. To form an image of; to form a likeness in the mind. See Imitate.
  28. 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.
  29. To represent or form a likeness of; to imagine.
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Usage examples for image

  1. Even the image of Mrs. Van Brandt- except when the conversation had turned on her- had become a faint image in my mind! – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  2. Now you desire to make a change; you want that image to speak, act, and think only for you. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  3. Of course, the priest would give out that I had stolen the image. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  4. Faith was content; her soft eyes resting on her own image in the little mirror were like the eyes of one who dreams dreams and sees visions. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  5. I knew it not then,- to you do I swear, I thought it was little for him I did care; Now I see I must die of a grief- broken heart, Yet his image will never depart! – Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans by Henrik Ibsen
  6. And you, each and all, reply with me- to the great man whose image we behold." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  7. I am still thine image, my dear, only I was the image of what thou wert, and now I the image of what thou shalt be when two score years and ten of happy life have worn for thee. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  8. I have kept your image before me. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  9. And to that it must come with every one of us, for not until then are we true men, true women- the children, that is, of him in whose image we are made. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  10. We close our eyes and would fain image the scene. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  11. That image was passion. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  12. I left him standing like a frozen image, staring after me. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  13. And then the image of George Fairfax rose before her, and the memory of those bitter words, " It means Arden Court." – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  14. He knew not that it was his own image, but thought that he saw a youth living in the spring. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  15. They like to Form their own image of me, just as the poet has done. – Erotica Romana by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
  16. " Now, Master," he whispered to me, " rise and wave your sword and shout aloud, to show that you are alive and not an image." – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  17. Dr Johnson said, 'he never had the image before. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  18. There was no clear image of Par in her mind before meeting him in person. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  19. Where could we meet with a more smiling image than that of Mme. – Bastien Lepage by Fr. Crastre
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