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Webster 1913 Edition


Image

Im′age

(ĭm′ā̍j; 48)
,
Noun.
[F., fr. L.
imago
,
imaginis
, from the root of
imitari
to imitate. See
Imitate
, and cf.
Imagine
.]
1.
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.
Even like a stony
image
, cold and numb.
Shakespeare
Whose is this
image
and superscription?
Matt. xxii. 20.
This play is the
image
of a murder done in Vienna.
Shakespeare
And God created man in his own
image
.
Gen. i. 27.
2.
Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
Chaucer.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven
image
, . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them.
Ex. xx. 4, 5.
3.
Show; appearance; cast.
The face of things a frightful
image
bears.
Dryden.
4.
A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Can we conceive
Image
of aught delightful, soft, or great?
Prior.
5.
(Rhet.)
A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
Brande & C.
6.
(Opt.)
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
.
Electrical image
.
See under
Electrical
.
Image breaker
,
one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
Image graver
,
Image maker
,
a sculptor.
Image worship
,
the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images themselves.
Image Purkinje
(Physics)
,
the image of the retinal blood vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
Virtual image
(Optics)
,
a point or system of points, on one side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit the system of rays which actually exists on the other side of the mirror or lens.
Clerk Maxwell.

Im′age

(ĭm′ā̍j; 48)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Imaged
(ĭm′ā̍jd; 48)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Imaging
.]
1.
To represent or form an image of;
as, the still lake
imaged
the shore; the mirror
imaged
her figure.
“Shrines of imaged saints.”
J. Warton.
2.
To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
And
image
charms he must behold no more.
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Image

IM'AGE

,
Noun.
[L. imago.]
1.
A representation or similitude of any person or thing, formed of a material substance; as an image wrought out of stone, wood or wax.
Whose is this image and superscription? Matt.22.
2.
A statue.
3.
An idol; the representation of any person or thing, that is an object of worship. The second commandment forbids the worship of images.
4.
The likeness of any thing on canvas; a picture; a resemblance painted.
5.
Any copy, representation or likeness.
The child is the image of its mother.
6.
Semblance; show; appearance.
The face of things a frightful image bears.
7.
An idea; a representation of any thing to the mind; a conception; a picture drawn by fancy.
Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft or great?
8.
In rhetoric, a lively description of any thing in discourse, which presents a kind of picture to the mind.
9.
In optics, the figure of any object, made by rays of light proceeding from the several points of it. Thus a mirror reflects the image of a person standing before it, as does water in a vessel or stream, when undisturbed.

IM'AGE

,
Verb.
T.
To imagine; to copy by the imagination; to form a likeness in the mind by the fancy or recollection.
And image charms he must behold no more.

Definition 2021


Image

Image

See also: image and imagé

German

Noun

Image n (genitive Image or Images, plural Images)

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

Declension

Derived terms

image

image

See also: Image and imagé

English

An image that represents image files

Noun

image (plural images)

  1. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
    The Bible forbids the worship of graven images.
    • 2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 106:
      Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
  2. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
    • 2013 August 3, Revenge of the nerds”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
      Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
  3. (computing) 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. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
  5. (mathematics) 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. (mathematics) 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. (obsolete) Show; appearance; cast.
    • Dryden
      The face of things a frightful image bears.

Synonyms

  • (representation): picture
  • (mental picture): idea
  • (something mapped to): value
  • (subset of the codomain): range

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References

Verb

image (third-person singular simple present images, present participle imaging, simple past and past participle imaged)

  1. (transitive) To represent symbolically.
  2. (transitive) To reflect, mirror.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, chapter 2, St. Edmundsbury:
      [] we look into a pair of eyes deep as our own, imaging our own, but all unconscious of us; to whom we for the time are become as spirits and invisible!.
  3. (transitive) To create an image of.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
      The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
  4. (transitive, computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.

Translations


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowing from English image

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ima‧ge

Noun

image n (plural images)

  1. image

Synonyms


French

Etymology

From Latin imago (a copy, likeness, image).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.maʒ/
  • Rhymes: -aʒ
  • Homophones: images, imagent
  • Hyphenation: i‧mage

Noun

image f (plural images)

  1. picture, image
  2. (TV, film) frame

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Verb

image

  1. first-person singular present indicative of imager
  2. third-person singular present indicative of imager
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of imager
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of imager
  5. second-person singular imperative of imager

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowing from English image

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmɪdʂ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʂ

Noun

image m, n

  1. image (how one wishes to be perceived by others)

Inflection


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowing from English image

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪmɪdʂ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʂ

Noun

image m, n

  1. image (how one wishes to be perceived by others)

Inflection


Old French

Alternative forms

  • himage
  • imagene (La Vie de Saint Alexis, 11th century manuscripts)
  • imagine (La Vie de Saint Alexis, 11th century manuscripts)

Etymology

Latin imāgō.

Noun

image f (oblique plural images, nominative singular image, nominative plural images)

  1. sight (something which one sees)
  2. image (pictorial representation)
  3. image (mental or imagined representation)
  4. image (likeness)
  5. statue (of a person)

Descendants

References

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (image, supplement)