Meaning of IMAGE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪmɪdʒ ]

( images)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you have an image of something or someone, you have a picture or idea of them in your mind.

The image of art theft as a gentleman’s crime is outdated...

N-COUNT : usu with supp


The image of a person, group, or organization is the way that they appear to other people.

The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image.

N-COUNT : oft with poss


An image is a picture of someone or something. ( FORMAL )

...photographic images of young children...



An image is a poetic description of something. ( FORMAL )

The natural images in the poem are meant to be suggestive of realities beyond themselves.



If you are the image of someone else, you look very much like them.

Marianne’s son was the image of his father.

PHRASE : V inflects


spitting image: see spit

see also mirror image

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