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 imagenoun

    an iconic mental representation

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

  2. persona, imagenoun

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

    "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

  3. picture, image, icon, ikonnoun

    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, imagenoun

    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, imagenoun

    language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

  6. double, image, look-alikenoun

    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 functionnoun

    (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. imagenoun

    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, simulacrumverb

    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. imageverb

    render visible, as by means of MRI

  11. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageverb

    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. imagenoun

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

  2. imagenoun

    A mental picture of something not real or not present.

  3. imagenoun

    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. imagenoun

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

  5. imagenoun

    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. imagenoun

    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. imageverb

    To represent symbolically

  8. imageverb

    To reflect, mirror

  9. imageverb

    To create an image of.

  10. imageverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imagenoun

    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. Imagenoun

    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. Imagenoun

    show; appearance; cast

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

  4. Imagenoun

    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. Imagenoun

    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. Imagenoun

    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. Imageverb

    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. Imageverb

    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. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.

  2. Valerie Polakow:

    Rigidly organized pre-school classrooms, which value obedience more than development, create the deficits in poor children, imposing a self-image of marginality and failure.

  3. Octavius Winslow (1808-1878):

    Sanctification is conformity to the image and the example of Christ. The more the believer is growing like Jesus, the more he is growing in holiness.

  4. Seeta Pai:

    A lot of the negative body image comes from internal views of oneself, and when you can really shift that conversation from how does someone look to how does someone feel, then kids can really start to think about what their choices are and how they have control over how they feel, and that brings positive self-esteem and self-awareness.

  5. Pedro Melendez:

    That's pretty much the last image I have in my mind of him.

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