What does image mean?

Definitions for image
ˈɪm ɪdʒim·age

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word image.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. image, mental image(noun)

    an iconic mental representation

    "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"

  2. persona, image(noun)

    (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world

    "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

  3. picture, image, icon, ikon(noun)

    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"

  4. prototype, paradigm, epitome, image(noun)

    a standard or typical example

    "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"

  5. trope, figure of speech, figure, image(noun)

    language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

  6. double, image, look-alike(noun)

    someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

    "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"

  7. image, range, range of a function(noun)

    (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

    "the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers"

  8. image(noun)

    the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public

    "although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry"; "the company tried to project an altruistic image"

  9. effigy, image, simulacrum(verb)

    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"

  10. image(verb)

    render visible, as by means of MRI

  11. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. image(Noun)

    An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.

  2. image(Noun)

    A mental picture of something not real or not present.

  3. image(Noun)

    A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (see disk image, executable image and image copy)

    Most game console emulators do not come with any ROM images for copyright reasons.

  4. image(Noun)

    A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.

  5. image(Noun)

    Something mapped to by a function.

    The number 6 is the image of 3 under f that is defined as f(x) = 2*x.

  6. image(Noun)

    The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.

    The image of this step function is the set of integers.

  7. image(Verb)

    To represent symbolically

  8. image(Verb)

    To reflect, mirror

  9. image(Verb)

    To create an image of.

  10. image(Verb)

    To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Image(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  2. Image(noun)

    hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  3. Image(noun)

    show; appearance; cast

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  4. Image(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  5. Image(noun)

    a picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  6. Image(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  7. Image(verb)

    to represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

  8. Image(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine.]

Freebase

  1. Image

    An image is an artifact that depicts or records visual perception, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject–usually a physical object or a person, thus providing a depiction of it.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Image

    im′āj, n. 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.—v.t. to form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind.—adj. Im′ageless, having no image.—ns. Imagery (im′āj-ri, or im′āj-er-i), the work of the imagination: mental pictures: figures of speech: (orig.) images in general; Im′age-wor′ship, honour paid in worship to graven or painted representations of sacred persons or things. [O. Fr.,—L. imago, image; cf. imitāri, to imitate.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'image' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1360

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'image' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2526

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'image' in Nouns Frequency: #399

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of image in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of image in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of image in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Mauro:

    The group includes this because it needs to be seen as humane, it's hard to believe, but it implies that ISIS recognizes it has a negative image and wants to change that while still remaining brutal.

  2. Eric Bonnet:

    His image has been enhanced on the left, and that was the problem before.

  3. Marshall McLuhan:

    The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.

  4. Paul Manafort:

    The part that he’s been playing is now evolving, the negatives will come down. The image is going to change.

  5. Mona Fa:

    We wanted to deliver a certain image to the people so they see us and the Syrian refugees in another way from the image they usually look at.

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