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"


  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. IMAGEnoun

    Etymology: image, French; imago, Latin.

    Whose is this image and superscription? Mat. xxii. 20.

    The one is too like an image, and says nothing; and the other too like my lady's oldest son, ever more talking. William Shakespeare.

    Thy brother I,
    Even like a stony image, cold and numb. William Shakespeare, Tit. And.

    The image of a deity may be a proper object for that which is but the image of a religion. Robert South, Sermons.

    Still must I be upbraided with your line;
    But your late brother did not prize me less,
    Because I could not boast of image. John Dryden, Tyrann. Love.

    Long may'st thou live,
    To bear his image and renew his glories! William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    I have bewept a worthy husband's death,
    And liv'd by looking on his images:
    But now two mirrours of his princely semblance
    Are crack'd in pieces by malignant death. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    The image of the jest
    I'll shew you here at large. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wives of Winds.

    He made us to his image all agree;
    That image is the soul, and that must be,
    Or not the maker's image, or be free. Dryden.

    Deny to speak with me? They're sick, they're weary,
    They have travell'd all night! Mere fetches,
    The images of revolt. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    This is the man should do the bloody deed:
    The image of a wicked heinous fault
    Lives in his eye. William Shakespeare, King John.

    The face of things a frightful image bears,
    And present death in various forms appears. John Dryden, Æn.

    Outcasts of mortal race! can we conceive
    Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? Matthew Prior.

    When we speak of a figure of a thousand angles, we may have a clear idea of the number one thousand angles; but the image, or sensible idea, we cannot distinguish by fancy from the image of a figure that has nine hundred angles. Isaac Watts.

  2. To Imageverb

    To copy by the fancy; to imagine.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    How are immaterial substances to be imaged, which are such things whereof we can have no notion? Dryden.

    Image to thy mind
    How our forefathers to the Stygian shades
    Went quick. Phillips.

    His ear oft frighted with the imag'd voice
    Of heav'n, when first it thunder'd. Matthew Prior.

    If fate some future bard shall join
    In sad similitude of griefs to mine,
    Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
    And image charms he must behold no more. Alexander Pope.

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

  2. Imagenoun

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

  3. Imagenoun

    show; appearance; cast

  4. Imagenoun

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

  5. Imagenoun

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

  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

  7. Imageverb

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

  8. Imageverb

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

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


  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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  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. Justin Forsyth:

    For a million newborns every year, their first day is also their last. our image guidelines ensure all our communications reflect the truth, balancing the huge child suffering we witness with stories of hope and progress.

  2. Eluka Kibona:

    Their image of who a woman is and what a women can do had been transformed, her opinion was valued.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    Yes, this intervention takes different forms today, but the essence remains the same, to make sport an instrument for geopolitical pressure and use it to form a negative image of countries and peoples.

  4. Billy Ray Morris:

    The preservation of this vessel is astounding, you can see that in the sonar image.

  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.

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worthy of reliance or trust
  • A. sought
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