effigy, image, simulacrum

(noun) 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”

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”


(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”

persona, image

(noun) (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world; “a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty”

image, mental image

(noun) an iconic mental representation; “her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate”

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”

trope, figure of speech, figure, image

(noun) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

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”

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”

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”


(verb) render visible, as by means of MRI

Source: WordNet® 3.1



image (plural images)

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

A mental picture of something not real or not present.

A statue or idol.

(computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (See disk image and image copy.)

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

(mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.

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

(radio) A form of interference: a weaker "copy" of a strong signal that occurs at a different frequency.

(obsolete) Show; appearance; cast.


• (representation): picture

• (mental picture): idea

• (something mapped to): value

• (subset of the codomain): range


• inverse image

• macroimage

• mental image

• microimage

• mirror image

• real image

• spitting image

• virtual image


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

(transitive) To represent by an image or symbol; to portray.

(transitive) To reflect, mirror.

(transitive) To create an image of.

(transitive, computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.


• gamie

Source: Wiktionary

Im"age, n. Etym: [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. Shak. Whose is this image and superscription Matt. xxii. 20. This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna. Shak. 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.)

Definition: A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor. Brande & C.

6. (Opt.)

Definition: 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, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged; 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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