• Image of books's cover
    Image of books's cover
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v image 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"
    • v image render visible, as by means of MRI
    • n image 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"
    • n image 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"
    • n image 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"
    • n image (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
    • n image an iconic mental representation "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
    • n image a standard or typical example "he is the prototype of good breeding","he provided America with an image of the good father"
    • n image language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    • n image (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"
    • n image someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) "he could be Gingrich's double","she's the very image of her mother"
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Image map of the Rhine Valley Image map of the Rhine Valley
Decorative Image Decorative Image
image facing image facing
"He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him" "He started back in fright as his own image appeared to him"
image of the book's cover image of the book's cover
The Retinal Image The Retinal Image

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most reproduced image in the world is Mickey Mouse, which can be found on over 7,500 different items
    • Image (Rhet) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
    • Image 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?"
    • Image 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.""Whose is this image and superscription?""This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.""And God created man in his own image ."
    • Image Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol. "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image , . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them."
    • Image Show; appearance; cast. "The face of things a frightful image bears."
    • Image (Opt) 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.
    • Image To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. "Shrines of imaged saints."
    • Image 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In one of the central intersections of the resort town of Pompeii destroyed in A.D. 79 by Mt. Vesuvius is a replica of the male genitalia, imbedded in and made of cobblestones. The image is approximately three feet wide by three feet long, and points the way to a house of prostitution. The walls of the house are still decorated with picture of the various specialties of the ladies employed there.
    • n image A likeness or similitude of a person, animal, or thing; any representation of form or features, but more especially one of the entire figure, as by sculpture or modeling; a statue, effigy, bust, relief, intaglio, portrait, etc.: as, an image in stone, bronze, clay, or wax; a painted or stamped image; to worship idolatrous images.
    • n image A natural similitude, reproduction, or counterpart; that which constitutes an essential representation, copy, or likeness: as, the child is the very image of its mother.
    • n image A concrete mental object, not derived from direct perception, but the product of the imagination; a mental picture.
    • n image Semblance; show; appearance; aspect.
    • n image In rhetoric, a metaphor so expanded as to present a complete likeness or picture to the mind; a similitude wrought out by description; an illustrative comparison: as, a metaphor suggests a likeness, but an image paints it with a few verbal touches.
    • n image An optical counterpart or appearance of an object, such as is produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction by a lens, or the passage of luminous rays through a small aperture. See vision, mirror, and lens.
    • n image In mathematics, when imaginary quantities are represented by points on a plane, a point representing any given function of a quantity represented by another point, the former point is said to be the image of the latter.
    • image To form an image of; represent by an image; reflect the likeness of; mirror: as, mountains imaged in the peaceful lake.
    • image To present to the mental vision; exhibit a mental picture of; portray to the imagination.
    • image To form a likeness of in the mind; call up a mental image or perception of; imagine.
    • image To be like; resemble: as, he imaged his brother.
    • n image Images (as of a candle flame) reflected from the anterior and posterior surfaces of the crystalline lens and from the front of the cornea. The middle image (that from the anterior surface of the lens) varies in size and position as the eye is alternately accommodated for a farther and a nearer point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting. Leonardo and Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.
    • n Image im′āj likeness: a statue: an idol: a representation in the mind, an idea: a picture in the imagination:
    • v.t Image to form an image of: to form a likeness of in the mind
    • n Image im′āj (optics) the figure of any object formed by rays of light
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.”
  • George Bancroft
    George Bancroft
    “Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.”
  • Claude M. Bristol
    “Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.”
  • Susie Orbach
    Susie Orbach
    “We know that every woman wants to be thin. Our images of womanhood are almost synonymous with thinness.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Science is but an image of the truth.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.”


Spitting image - If a person is the spitting image of somebody, they look exactly alike.('Spit and image' is also used and some suggest it is a hasty pronunciation of "spirit & image", to suggest that someone completely resembles someone else. Example: He's the spirit & image of his grandfather.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of imitari, to imitate. See Imitate, and cf. Imagine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. imago, image; cf. imitāri, to imitate.


In literature:

A votive image of Lorenzo, in wax, hung up in the Church of the Annunziata, supposed to have fallen at the time of his death.
"Romola" by George Eliot
But they are the works of a mind replete with images, and quick in combination.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
At the most we see in them only images of reality.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
A magnified image of the cell is thrown upon the screen before you, and you see plainly the images of the wires.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
And thus 'we,' even here, 'bear the image of the heavenly, as we have borne the images of the earthly.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The next morning she made an image of wax which looked just like a little black boy.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
All night, in this region of the mind, Rose's image did battle with Jane's image and overcame it.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Other metaphors, expressed by other words, might have arisen; an image is called up by an image, a word by a word.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Twelve golden images of the apostles, as large as children of four years old, astonished the eyes of the spectator.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
The plastic mark, therefore, is in the images, and in the modes of association of images.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot

In poetry:

I know no paynt of poetry
Can mend such colourd Imag'ry
In sullen inke: yet Fayrford, I
May relish thy fayre memory.
"On Fayrford Windowes" by William Strode
Ah, me! this restless heart I fear
Will never be at rest,
'Till Lucy cease to live, or tear
Her image from my breast.
"First Love" by Washington Allston
And in her still, clear, matron face,
All solemnly serene,
A shadow'd image I could trace
Of that young slumberer's mien.
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Before I found her I had found
Within my heart, as in a brook,
Reflections of her: now a sound
Of imaged beauty; now a look.
"Apocalypse" by Madison Julius Cawein
Where'er I roam, thy image will
Possess my constant breast:
Thy charms my waking thoughts will fill,
Nor quit me when I rest.
"Song I" by Elizabeth Beverley
Linger until upon my brain
Is stamped an image of the scene,
Then fade into the air again,
And be as if thou hadst not been.
"Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Download Destiny's Facebook Cover Images (click on image to view full size).
Below is an updated image of the crane. Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images.
This image released Wednesday shows a mosaic of the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover.
Thailand tells social media users not to "like" Facebook image of Thai reporter appearing to tread upon image of Cambodia's King Sihanouk.
This will focus on the different resolutions ( how many pixels, or "dots" make up the image ), refresh rates ( how often is the image updated ), and aspect ratio ( how wide versus tall is the image ).
Download Destiny 's Facebook Cover Images (click on image to view full size).
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US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife).
Matilde Hoffman works on her computer (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife).
Take a look at satellite images showing images along the East Coast before and after Superstorm Sandy hit.
Waiting on iOS 6 (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife).
Both of these products support 32-bit HDR image editing , while 32 Float v2 also offers the ability to save image edits as layer masks.
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In science:

We measured 2′′ diameter aperture I -band magnitudes for the K ′ samples from images obtained with either the Low-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (LRIS; Oke et al. 1995) or the Echellette Spectrograph and Imager (ESI; Epps & Miller 1998) on the Keck7 10 m telescopes.
The Submillimeter Properties of Extremely Red Objects
The image was smoothed with the CIAO program csmooth . (Right ) The same image overlaid with the optical contours from the DSS image.
X-ray Source Population in the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 720 with Chandra
The second is that the image of the unit ball in L1,A is a subset of the image of the unit ball of W 1,A ; since the latter image is precompact, the former is also.
Random Surfaces
The NICMOS F160W image provides IR imaging at a resolution comparable to that of the WFPC2 imaging in the optical.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
The image of a given path or cycle under this function will be referred to as the image relative to φ, or φ-image.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups