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Definitions of image

  1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To form, or reflect, a likeness of; represent to the mental vision; imagine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To form a mental likeness of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To form an image of; portray; resemble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To form an image of; to form a likeness in the mind. See Imitate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To represent or form a likeness of; to imagine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. a standard or typical example; "he is the protoof good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Show; appearance; cast. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A likeness; statue; idol; idea; figure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A visible representation; a statue, picture, idol, etc.; an idea; a figure of speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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