1. an iconic mental representation;
- Example: "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
[syn: image, mental image]
2. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world;
- Example: "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
[syn: persona, image]
3. a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;
- Example: "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"
- Example: "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
[syn: picture, image, icon, ikon]
4. a standard or typical example;
- Example: "he is the prototype of good breeding"
- Example: "he provided America with an image of the good father"
[syn: prototype, paradigm, epitome, image]
5. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense;
[syn: trope, figure of speech, figure, image]
6. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);
- Example: "he could be Gingrich's double"
- Example: "she's the very image of her mother"
[syn: double, image, look-alike]
7. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined;
- Example: "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"
[syn: image, range, range of a function]
8. the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public;
- Example: "although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry"
- Example: "the company tried to project an altruistic image"
9. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);
- Example: "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"
- Example: "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
[syn: effigy, image, simulacrum]
1. render visible, as by means of MRI;
2. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
- Example: "I can't see him on horseback!"
- Example: "I can see what will happen"
- Example: "I can see a risk in this strategy"
[syn: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), 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. [1913 Webster] Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt. xxii. 20. [1913 Webster] This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx. 4, 5. [1913 Webster] 3. Show; appearance; cast. [1913 Webster] The face of things a frightful image bears. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea. [1913 Webster] Can we conceive Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? --Prior. [1913 Webster] 5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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 themselves. 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged ([i^]m"[asl]jd; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Imaging.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine. [1913 Webster] Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore, And image charms he must behold no more. --Pope. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
image picture range 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. (1994-10-21) 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. (2000-01-19)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
389 Moby Thesaurus words for "image": Doppelganger, Vorstellung, abstract, abstraction, adumbrate, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, allusion, ally, altarpiece, alter ego, analogon, analogue, angle, apparition, appearance, apprehension, archetypal pattern, archetype, artificiality, asiaticism, aspect, associate, badge, banner, black spot, block print, bloom, blooping, body forth, brother, call to mind, call up, cameo, cast, catalog, cataloging, certified copy, character, character sketch, characteristic, characterization, clone, close copy, close match, cognate, collage, color print, companion, complement, conceit, conceive, concept, conception, conceptualization, configuration, congenator, congener, conjure up, contemplate, coordinate, copy, corporealization, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterfeit, counterpart, cyclorama, daub, dead ringer, definition, delineate, delineation, demonstrate, depict, depiction, describe, description, details, device, differentia, diptych, double, duplicate, earmark, ectype, effect, effigy, eidetic image, eidolon, embodiment, embody, engram, engraving, envisage, envisaging, envision, envisioning, epitome, equal, equivalent, essence, euphuism, evocation, exact likeness, exemplify, facade, facet, facsimile, fair copy, faithful copy, fake, false front, false image, false show, fancy, fantasy, fashion, father image, feature, feigned belief, fellow, fetish, figurative language, figurativeness, figure, figure of speech, flare, floridity, flourish, flower, flowery style, foreshadow, forgery, form, fresco, fringe area, front, gestalt, ghost, glass, granulation, graphic account, graven image, grid, guise, hallmark, hard shadow, hypocrisy, icon, idea, idiosyncrasy, idol, idolum, ikon, illumination, illustrate, illustration, imagery, imagery study, imagine, imaging, imagism, imagistic poetry, imago, imitation, impersonate, impression, incarnate, incarnation, index, indicant, indicator, insignia, insincerity, intellectual object, interpret, itemization, just see, keynote, kindred spirit, lifelike image, light, like, likeness, limn, limning, lineaments, living image, living picture, look, look upon, manner, manner of speaking, mannerism, mark, match, mate, materialization, measure, memory, memory trace, memory-trace, mental image, mental impression, mental picture, mental representation, mere show, metaphor, miniature, mirage, mirror, mirroring, model, montage, mosaic, mould, multiple image, mural, near duplicate, noise, nonliterality, nonliteralness, note, notion, objectification, objectify, observation, obverse, opinion, ornament, panorama, parallel, particularization, pasticcio, pastiche, peculiarity, pendant, perception, personate, personification, personify, phantasm, phantasma, phantasmagoria, phantom, phase, phasis, phasm, phenomenon, phony, photograph, picture, picture noise, picture shifts, picturing, poetic imagery, portrait, portraiture, portray, portrayal, prefigure, presence, pretense, pretension, pretypify, print, profile, project, property, prunes and prisms, public image, purple passage, put-on, putting on airs, rain, realize, recept, reciprocal, reference, reflect, reflection, regard, reification, render, rendering, rendition, replica, represent, representation, representative, reproduction, resemblance, respect, ringer, rolling, rubbing, scanning pattern, scintillation, sculpture, seal, second self, see, seeming, semblance, sentiment, shade, shading, shadow, shadow forth, sham, shape, show, side, sigil, sign, signal, signature, simile, similitude, simulacrum, sister, sketch, slant, snow, snowstorm, soul mate, speaking, specification, specter, spit, spit and image, spitting image, stained glass window, stamp, statue, stencil, still life, style, stylishness, such, suchlike, summon up, supposition, sure sign, symbol, symptom, tableau, tally, tapestry, telltale sign, the like of, the likes of, theory, thought, total effect, trace, tracing, trait, traumatic trace, triptych, trope, turn of expression, twin, twist, typical example, unconscious memory, unnaturalness, very image, very picture, view, viewpoint, vignette, vision, visual image, visualization, visualize, vivid description, waking dream, wall painting, way of speaking, wildest dream, wise, word painting, word-painting, wraith