Meaning of IMAGE in English

IMAGE

(~s)

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

1.

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

The ~ of art theft as a gentleman’s crime is outdated...

N-COUNT: usu with supp

2.

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

The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its ~.

N-COUNT: oft with poss

3.

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

...photographic ~s of young children...

N-COUNT

4.

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

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

N-COUNT

5.

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

Marianne’s son was the ~ of his father.

PHRASE: V inflects

6.

spitting ~: see spit

see also mirror ~

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