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Definition of Image


  1. 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.
  2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
  3. Show; appearance; cast.
  4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
  5. A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
  6. 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.
  7. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
  8. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
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Image Translations

image in Afrikaans is beeld
image in Danish is billede, figur
image in Dutch is afbeelding, prent, plaat
image in Finnish is kuva
image in French is figure, image
image in German is Abbild {n}, Abbildung, abbilden
image in Italian is dipinto
image in Latin is statua, imago
image in Norwegian is ansikt utad, bilde
image in Portuguese is quadro, imagem
image in Spanish is grabado, imagen
image in Swedish is bild, image