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Image meaning

image - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. ( Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; " a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
  5. 5. Show; appearance; cast.
  6. 6. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
  7. 7. A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
  10. 10. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
  11. 11. A likeness; statue; idol; idea; figure.
  12. 12. To form a mental likeness of.

image - examples of usage

  1. Madge was there- the perfect image of Nan! - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. Let the image- the first sharp impression- content us. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. I tell you he's the living, speaking image of that figure. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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