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Meaning of IMAGE

Pronunciation:  'imij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a visual representation of an object or scene or person 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"
  3. [n]  (Jungian psychology) a personal facade one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
  4. [n]  an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
  5. [n]  a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
  6. [n]  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  7. [n]  someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
  8. [v]  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"

IMAGE is a 5 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: double, effigy, envision, epitome, fancy, figure, figure, figure of speech, icon, ikon, look-alike, mental image, paradigm, persona, picture, picture, project, prototype, see, simulacrum, trope, visualise, visualize
 See Also: appearance, auditory image, bird-scarer, bitmap, chiaroscuro, conceive of, concentrate, cyclorama, dead ringer, diorama, drawing, electronic image, envisage, exaggeration, example, exposure, foil, god, graven image, Guy, human, hyperbole, ideate, idol, imagination image, imagine, imago, impression, individual, inset, internal representation, irony, kenning, likeness, memory image, mental picture, mental representation, metaphor, metonymy, model, mortal, oxymoron, panorama, person, personification, photo, photograph, pic, picture, prosopopoeia, reflection, reflexion, representation, representation, rhetorical device, ringer, scarecrow, scarer, semblance, simile, somebody, someone, sonogram, soul, strawman, synecdoche, thought-image, transparency, visual aspect, visual image, visualisation, visualization, wax figure, waxwork, zeugma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im"age\, n. [F., fr. L. imago, imaginis, from the root of
    imitari to imitate. See {Imitate}, and cf. {Imagine}.]
    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.
             Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.
             Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
                                                   xxii. 20.
             This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
             And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.
    2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
       an idol. --Chaucer.
             Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
             . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
                                                   4, 5.
    3. Show; appearance; cast.
             The face of things a frightful image bears.
    4. 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?                                --Prior.
    5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
       from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
       usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.
    6. (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.
    {Electrical image}. See under {Electrical}.
    {Image breaker}, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
    {Image graver}, {Image maker}, a sculptor.
    {Image worship}, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
       distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images
    {Image Purkinje} (Physics), the image of the retinal blood
       vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
    {Virtual image} (Optics), a point or system of points, on one
       side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit
       the system of rays which actually exists on the other side
       of the mirror or lens. --Clerk Maxwell.
  2. \Im"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imaged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake
       imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. ``Shrines
       of imaged saints.'' --J. Warton.
    2. 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.  --Pope.
Computing Dictionary

1. Data representing a two-dimensional scene. A digital image is composed of pixels arranged in a rectangular array with a certain height and width. Each pixel may consist of one or more bits of information, representing the brightness of the image at that point and possibly including colour information encoded as rgb triples.

images are usually taken from the real world via a digital camera, frame grabber, or scanner; or they may be generated by computer, e.g. by ray tracing software.

See also image formats, image processing.

2. The image (or range) of a function is the set of values obtained by applying the function to all elements of its domain. So, if f : D -> C then the set f(D) = \(f(d) | d in D ] is the image of D under f. The image is a subset of C, the codomain.

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