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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
image (noun)
1.
a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing , especially an imitation in solid form - statue
2.
a) the optical counterpart of an object produced by an optical device (as a lens or mirror) or an electronic device
b) a visual representation of something as
(1) a likeness of an object produced on a photographic material
(2) a picture produced on an electronic display (as a television or computer screen)
3.
a) exact likeness - semblance God created man in his own image Genesis 1:27(Revised Standard Version)
b) a person strikingly like another person - she is the image of her mother
4.
a) a tangible or visible representation - incarnation the image of filial devotion
b) archaic an illusory form - apparition
5.
a) (1) a mental picture or impression of something - had a negative body image of herself
(2) a mental conception held in common by members of a group and symbolic of a basic attitude and orientation - a disorderly courtroom can seriously tarnish a community's image of justice Herbert Brownell
b) - idea concept
6.
a vivid or graphic representation or description
7.
- figure of speech
8.
a popular conception (as of a person, institution, or nation) projected especially through the mass media - promoting a corporate image of brotherly love and concern R. C. Buck
9.
a set of values given by a mathematical function (as a homomorphism) that corresponds to a particular subset of the domain
image (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to call up a mental picture of - imagine
2.
to describe or portray in language especially in a vivid manner
3.
a) to create a representation of , also to form an image of - imaged Jupiter's rings image the bone using X-rays
b) to represent symbolically
4.
a) - reflect mirror
b) to make appear - project
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
image (noun)
1.
something or someone that strongly resembles another
SYNONIMS:
alter ego, carbon, carbon copy, clone, counterpart, doppelgänger ( doppelganger), double, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, fetch, likeness, look-alike, match, mirror image, picture, replica, ringer, spit, spitting image, twin
RELATED WORDS:
Chinese copy; effigy, portrait, portrayal; companion, fellow, mate; equal, equivalent; analogue ( analog), parallel
NEAR ANTONYMS:
antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse
image (noun)
2.
a two-dimensional design intended to look like a person or thing
SYNONIMS:
icon ( ikon), illustration, image, likeness
RELATED WORDS:
delineation, depiction, representation, resemblance, view; portrait; daub, drawing, finger painting; etching, silhouette, sketch, watercolor; caricature, cartoon, doodle; collage, montage, photograph; hieroglyph, hieroglyphic, ideogram, ideograph; pictograph; diagram
image (noun)
3.
something imagined or pictured in the mind
SYNONIMS:
abstraction, cogitation, concept, conception, image, impression, intellection, mind's eye, notion, picture, thought
RELATED WORDS:
apprehension, premonition, presentiment; preconception, prejudice, prepossession; chimera, delusion, hallucination, illusion, phantasm ( fantasm); caprice, conceit, fancy, freak, kink, vagary, whim; cognition, observation, perception, reflection; assumption, belief, conclusion, conviction; conjecture, guess, hunch, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmise, theory; brainchild, brainstorm, brain wave, inspiration
NEAR ANTONYMS:
actuality, fact, reality
image (noun)
4.
a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality)
SYNONIMS:
abstract, avatar, embodier, epitome, externalization, genius, icon ( ikon), image, incarnation, incorporation, instantiation, manifestation, objectification, personification, personifier
RELATED WORDS:
actualization, concretization, exemplification, personalization, realization, substantiation; essence, quintessence, soul; archetype, exemplar, model, paradigm, pattern; reincarnation
image (verb)
1.
to present a picture of
SYNONIMS:
depict, image, portray, represent
RELATED WORDS:
delineate, describe, document, render; outline, silhouette, sketch; illustrate, show; diagram; caricature
image (verb)
2.
to give a representation or account of in words
SYNONIMS:
delineate, depict, draw, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketch
RELATED WORDS:
characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimage
NEAR ANTONYMS:
color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp
image (verb)
3.
to reproduce or show (an exact likeness) as a mirror would
SYNONIMS:
image, mirror
RELATED WORDS:
clone, copy, duplicate, imitate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce
image (verb)
4.
to form a mental picture of
SYNONIMS:
conceit, conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualize
RELATED WORDS:
daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure
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