Image meaning

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The definition of an image is a representation of something or someone or a photograph or an idea you're picturing in your head or the way you or others think of you.

An example of an image is a painting of your father.

An example of image is a picture taken with a camera and developed.

An example of an image is when you picture your kids laughing together.

An example of an image is when you or others think you are stern.

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A person or thing very much like another; copy; counterpart; likeness.

She is the very image of her mother.

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To image is defined as to make a picture or representation of something.

An example of image is a CT scan.

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A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
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An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
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A typical example or embodiment.

That child is the image of good health.

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A mental picture of something not real or present.

Our image of the cottage did not conform with reality.

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(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.

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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.

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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.
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The visual impression of something, produced variously as by reflection from a mirror, refraction through a lens, electromagnetic or ultrasound scanning, etc.
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To create an image of.
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(computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.
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A set of values of a function corresponding to a particular subset of a domain.
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An apparition.
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To symbolize or typify.

A kneeling woman imaging the nation's grief.

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To picture mentally; imagine or visualize.

Imaged each dive before doing it.

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To describe, especially so vividly as to evoke a mental picture.

The passage images what it's like to grow up poor.

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A type; typical example; symbol; embodiment.

He is the very image of laziness.

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A vivid representation; graphic description.

A drama that is the image of life.

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A figure of speech; esp., a metaphor or simile.
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A conception of a person, as of a parent, usually idealized, fashioned in the unconscious and remaining there; imago.
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To make a representation or imitation of; portray, delineate, etc.
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To reflect; mirror.
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To picture in the mind; imagine.
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To be a symbol or type of.
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To describe graphically, vividly, or with figures of speech.
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(1) (noun) A picture; graphic; photo. See graphics.
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A still photograph or other still visual representation of a person, place, or thing.Video comprises a series of still images presented in rapid succession.
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An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.

The Bible forbids the worship of graven images.

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A mental picture of something not real or not present.
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(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.

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(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.

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Origin of image

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin imāgō aim- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin imāgō (“a copy, likeness, image”), from *im, root of imitari (“to copy, imitate”); see imitate.

    From Wiktionary