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im·age

 (ĭm′ĭj)
n.
1.
a. A representation of the form of a person or object, such as a painting or photograph.
b. A sculptured likeness.
2. Physics An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
3.
a. One that closely or exactly resembles another: He is the image of his uncle.
b. Likeness; semblance: Genesis says that man was made in the image of God.
4.
a. The opinion or concept of something that is held by the public: the public's image of business leaders as greedy.
b. The concept or character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media: an actor who tried to convey an image of refined beauty.
5. A typical example or embodiment: That child is the image of good health.
6. A mental picture of something not real or present: Our image of the cottage did not conform with reality.
7. A vivid description or representation in words, especially a metaphor or simile: The poem uses the image of a barren tree to convey feelings of desolation.
8. Mathematics A set of values of a function corresponding to a particular subset of a domain.
9. Computers An exact replica of the contents of a storage device, such as a hard disk, stored on a second storage device, such as a network server.
10. Obsolete An apparition.
tr.v. im·aged, im·ag·ing, im·ag·es
1.
a. To make or produce a likeness of: imaged the poet in bronze.
b. To mirror or reflect: a statue imaged in the water.
c. To make a visual representation of (an object) using remote scanning or technology such as magnetic resonance imaging: imaged the diseased kidneys; imaged the surface of Mars.
2. To symbolize or typify: a kneeling woman imaging the nation's grief.
3. To picture mentally; imagine or visualize: imaged each dive before doing it.
4. To describe, especially so vividly as to evoke a mental picture: The passage images what it's like to grow up poor.
5. Computers
a. To print (a file) using a laser printer, imagesetter, direct-to-plate press, or similar device.
b. To transmit (an exact replica of the contents of a storage device) to another storage device: imaged the hard drive to the server.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin imāgō; see aim- in Indo-European roots.]

im′age·less adj.
im′ag·er n.
i·mag′i·nal (ĭ-măj′ə-nəl) adj.

image

(ˈɪmɪdʒ)
n
1. a representation or likeness of a person or thing, esp in sculpture
2. (General Physics) an optically formed reproduction of an object, such as one formed by a lens or mirror
3. a person or thing that resembles another closely; double or copy
4. a mental representation or picture; idea produced by the imagination
5. the personality presented to the public by a person, organization, etc: a criminal charge is not good for a politician's image. See also corporate image
6. (Physiology) the pattern of light that is focused on to the retina of the eye
7. (Psychology) psychol the mental experience of something that is not immediately present to the senses, often involving memory. See also imagery, body image, hypnagogic image
8. a personification of a specified quality; epitome: the image of good breeding.
9. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a mental picture or association of ideas evoked in a literary work, esp in poetry
10. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a figure of speech, such as a simile or metaphor
11. (Mathematics) maths
a. (of a point) the value of a function, f(x), corresponding to the point x
b. the range of a function
12. an obsolete word for apparition
vb (tr)
13. to picture in the mind; imagine
14. to make or reflect an image of
15. (Computer Science) computing to project or display on a screen or visual display unit
16. to portray or describe
17. to be an example or epitome of; typify
[C13: from Old French imagene, from Latin imāgō copy, representation; related to Latin imitārī to imitate]
ˈimageable adj
ˈimageless adj

im•age

(ˈɪm ɪdʒ)

n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. n.
1. a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.
2. an optical counterpart or appearance of an object, as is produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction by a lens, or the passage of luminous rays through a small aperture.
3. a mental representation; idea; conception.
4. Psychol. a mental representation of something previously perceived, in the absence of the original stimulus.
5. form; appearance; semblance: created in God's image.
6. counterpart; copy: That child is the image of his mother.
7. a symbol; emblem.
8. a general or public perception, as of a company, esp. when achieved by calculation aimed at creating goodwill.
9. type; embodiment: the image of frustration.
10. a description of something in speech or writing.
11. a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor or a simile.
12. an idol or representation of a deity: They knelt down before graven images.
13. Math. the point or set of points in the range corresponding to a designated point in the domain of a given function.
v.t.
14. to picture in the mind; imagine.
15. to make an image of.
16. to project (an image) on a surface.
17. to reflect the likeness of; mirror.
18. to describe in speech or writing.
19. to symbolize; typify.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French image, imagene < Latin imāgō a copy, likeness]
im′age•a•ble, adj.
im′ag•er, n.

image


Past participle: imaged
Gerund: imaging

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.image - an iconic mental representationimage - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
imagination image, thought-image - a mental image produced by the imagination
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
visual image, visualisation, visualization - a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
mental picture, picture, impression - a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
auditory image - a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception
2.image - (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
Carl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung - Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
3.image - a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surfaceimage - 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"
bitmap, electronic image - an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
collage, montage - a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image; "he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"
transparency, foil - picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector
computer graphic, graphic - an image that is generated by a computer
iconography - the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject; "religious iconography"; "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"
inset - a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
likeness, semblance - picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
cyclorama, diorama, panorama - a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
reflection, reflexion - the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material); "he studied his reflection in the mirror"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
CAT scan, scan - an image produced by scanning; "he analyzed the brain scan"; "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"
echogram, sonogram - an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs
4.image - a standard or typical exampleimage - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
concentrate - a concentrated example of something; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"
imago - (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
5.image - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
cakewalk - an easy accomplishment; "winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him"; "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"
blind alley - (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement; "all the clues led the police into blind alleys"; "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"
megahit, smash hit, blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
sleeper - an unexpected hit; "that movie was the sleeper of the summer"
home run, bell ringer, bull's eye, mark - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
housecleaning - (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions; "more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms"; "many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"
goldbrick - anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
lens - (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood; "the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"
rhetorical device - a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
conceit - an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
exaggeration, hyperbole - extravagant exaggeration
kenning - conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
metaphor - a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metonymy - substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')
oxymoron - conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
prosopopoeia, personification - representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simile - a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')
synecdoche - substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
zeugma - use of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one; "`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma"
domino effect - the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)
flip side - a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect); "the flip side of your positive qualities sometimes get out of control"; "on the flip side of partnerships he talked about their competition"
period - the end or completion of something; "death put a period to his endeavors"; "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"
summer - the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty; "the golden summer of his life"
dawn - an opening time period; "it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
evening - a later concluding time period; "it was the evening of the Roman Empire"
rainy day - a (future) time of financial need; "I am saving for a rainy day"
6.image - someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
clone, dead ringer, ringer - a person who is almost identical to another
7.image - (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"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
8.image - 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"
effect, impression - an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"
9.image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)image - 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"
Guy - an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
graven image, idol, god - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
bird-scarer, scarecrow, scarer, straw man, strawman - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
wax figure, waxwork - an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
Verb1.image - render visible, as by means of MRI
visualise, visualize - view the outline of by means of an X-ray; "The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"
2.image - imagineimage - 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"
realize, see, understand, realise - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"

image

noun
1. thought, idea, vision, concept, impression, perception, conception, mental picture, conceptualization The words `Côte d'Azur' conjure up images of sun, sea and sand.
2. profile, face, front, role, mask, persona, façade, public face, public impression, assumed role The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image.
3. figure of speech, metaphor, simile, conceit, trope The images in the poem illustrate the poet's frame of mind.
4. reflection, appearance, likeness, mirror image I peered at my image in the mirror.
5. figure, idol, icon, fetish, talisman The polished stone bore the graven image of a snakebird.
6. replica, copy, reproduction, counterpart, spit (informal, chiefly Brit.), clone, facsimile, spitting image (informal), similitude, Doppelgänger, (dead) ringer (slang), double The boy is the image of his father.
7. picture, photo, photograph, representation, reproduction, snapshot A computer creates an image on the screen.
spitting image replica, copy, reproduction, counterpart, spit (informal, chiefly Brit.), clone, facsimile, similitude, Doppelgänger, (dead) ringer (slang), double She's the spitting image of her mother.

image

noun
1. Something that is reflected:
3. One exactly resembling another:
Slang: ringer.
4. The character projected or given by someone to the public:
5. That which exists in the mind as the product of careful mental activity:
verb
1. To present a lifelike image of:
2. To copy (another) slavishly:
3. To send back or form an image of:
4. To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
Translations
رأي، فِكْرَه عامَّهشَبيه، صورَة مُشابِهَهصُورَةٌصورَة في العَقْل، فِكْرَهصورَة مُنعَكِسَة في المرآه
představaobrazodrazpodobasocha
billedeforestillingimageomdømme
bildo
mielikuvaimagokuvakuvauskuvausjoukko
imidžslika
imázsképösszképtükörképarculat
myndmynd, eftirlíking; líkneskispegilmyndeftirlíking, ímyndímynd
イメージ印象心象画像
이미지
įvaizdis
atspoguļojumsattēlsimidžs, priekšstatskopijalīdzība
podoba
podobapredstavaslika
slika
bildimage
ภาพพจน์
образ
hình ảnh

image

[ˈɪmɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (gen, Literat, Rel) (= representation, symbol) → imagen f
the image I had of him was completely differenttenía una imagen de él totalmente distinta
to make sb in one's own imagehacer a algn a su imagen
to be the very or the spitting image of sbser el vivo retrato or la viva imagen de algn
2. (= reflection) → reflejo m
mirror imagereflejo m exacto
3. (= public image) → imagen f
to have a good/bad image [company, person] → tener buena/mala imagen
we must improve our imagetenemos que mejorar nuestra imagen
the company has changed its imagela empresa ha cambiado de imagen
B. CPD image intensifier Nintensificador m de imagen
image processing Nproceso m de imágenes

image

[ˈɪmɪdʒ] n
[country, company] → image f
The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image → L'industrie du tabac essaie d'améliorer son image.
to change one's image → changer d'image
The company has changed its image → La société a changé d'image.
(= public face) [person] → image f
Politicians have to be conscious of their image → Les politiciens doivent être conscients de leur image.
to cultivate the image of → cultiver l'image de
to project the image of (= present o.s. as) → donner l'image de
(= picture) → image f
to be the image of sb (= look very like) → être tout le portrait de qn
He's the image of his father → C'est tout le portrait de son père.
(in mirror)image f, reflet m
(in poem)image fimage-conscious [ˈɪmɪdʒkɒnʃəs] adjsoucieux/euse de son image
He is very image-conscious
BUT Il se soucie beaucoup de son image.Il est très soucieux de son image.

image

n
(= carved, sculpted figure)Standbild nt, → Figur f; (= painted figure)Bild nt, → Bildnis nt (geh)
(= likeness)Ebenbild nt, → Abbild nt; he is the (spitting (inf) or living) image of his fatherer ist sein Vater, wie er leibt und lebt, er ist seinem Vater wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten; God created man in his own imageGott (er)schuf den Menschen nach seinem Bilde
(Opt) → Bild nt; image processingBildverarbeitung f
(= mental picture)Vorstellung f, → Bild nt
(= public face)Image nt; brand imageMarkenimage nt; image makerImagemacher(in) m(f)
(Liter) to think in imagesin Bildern or Metaphern denken

image

[ˈɪmɪdʒ] n (of person, group, organization) → immagine f
to be the very or the spitting image of sb → essere il ritratto sputato di qn
she's the image of her mother → è il ritratto di sua madre
mirror image → immagine speculare
she has to think of her image → deve pensare alla sua immagine

image

(ˈimidʒ) noun
1. a likeness or copy of a person etc made of wood, stone etc. images of the saints.
2. a close likeness. She's the very image of her sister.
3. reflection. She looked at her image in the mirror.
4. mental picture. I have an image of the place in my mind.
5. the general opinion that people have about a person, company etc. our public image.

image

صُورَةٌ představa billede Vorstellung εικόνα imagen mielikuva image slika immagine イメージ 이미지 beeld image obraz imagem образ bild ภาพพจน์ imge hình ảnh 形象

im·age

n. imagen, figura; representación;
body ______ del cuerpo propio;
direct ______ directa;
double ______ doble;
electric ______ eléctrica;
inverted ______ invertida;
latent ______ latente;
mirror ______ de espejo;
optic ______ óptica;
radiographic ______ radiográfica;
real ______ real.

image

n imagen f; body — imagen corporal
References in classic literature ?
Meg leaned against her mother, looking the image of despair, and Jo tramped about the room, calling Laurie names.
Quitzel, so the story goes, wanted to be the chief god, and when the image of a rival was set up in the temple near him, he toppled over in anger, and part of the temple went with him, the whole place being buried in ruins.
How often I have seen him draw his dark brows together, fix his eyes upon some object on the wall or a figure in the carpet, and then flash into the lamplight the very image that was in his brain.
There was a graven image of Desire Painted with red blood on a ground of gold.
Quicker than the thoughts could follow those unexpected and audacious movements, an image, armed in the emblematic panoply of death, glided before their eyes, and assumed a threatening attitude at the other's side.
Nor was she entitled to complain of any remarkable singularity in her fate; for, in the town of her nativity, we might point to several little shops of a similar description, some of them in houses as ancient as that of the Seven Gables; and one or two, it may be, where a decayed gentlewoman stands behind the counter, as grim an image of family pride as Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon herself.
Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity -- and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up from these dry bones an image of the old towns brighter aspect, when India was a new region, and only Salem knew the way thither -- I chanced to lay my hand on a small package, carefully done up in a piece of ancient yellow parchment.
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned.
The firm tower, that is Ahab; the volcano, that is Ahab; the courageous, the undaunted, and victorious fowl, that, too, is Ahab; all are Ahab; and this round gold is but the image of the rounder globe, which, like a magician's glass, to each and every man in turn but mirrors back his own mysterious self.
He had the brightest little black eyes, and little black ringlets all over his head; he was the living image of his father, everybody said--and Jurgis found this a fascinating circumstance.
He was as bold as a lion about it, and "mightily convinced" not only himself, but everybody that heard him;--but then his idea of a fugitive was only an idea of the letters that spell the word,--or at the most, the image of a little newspaper picture of a man with a stick and bundle with "Ran away from the subscriber" under it.