Meaning of IMAGE in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a representation of the external form of an object, e.g. a statue (esp. of a saint etc. as an object of veneration). 2 the character or reputation of a person or thing as generally perceived. 3 an optical appearance or counterpart produced by light or other radiation from an object reflected in a mirror, refracted through a lens, etc. 4 semblance, likeness (God created man in His own image). 5 a person or thing that closely resembles another (is the image of his father). 6 a typical example. 7 a simile or metaphor. 8 a a mental representation. b an idea or conception. 9 Math. a set formed by mapping from another set. 1 make an image of; portray. 2 reflect, mirror. 3 describe or imagine vividly. 4 typify. imageable adj. imageless adj.

[ ME f. OF f. L imago -ginis, rel. to IMITATE ]

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