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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lec·tric E·lec·tric·al a.
 1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current; an electrical engineer.
 2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance; an electric generator.
 3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. Electric Pindar.”
 Electric atmosphere, or  Electric aura. See under Aura.
 Electrical battery. See Battery.
 Electrical brush. See under Brush.
 Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph.
 Electric candle. See under Candle.
 Electric cat Zoöl., one of three or more large species of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M. electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also sheathfish.
 Electric clock. See under Clock, and see Electro-chronograph.
 Electric current, a current or stream of electricity traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting substances, or passing by means of conductors from one body to another which is in a different electrical state.
 Electric eel, or  Electrical eel Zoöl., a South American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus (G. electricus), from two to five feet in length, capable of giving a violent electric shock. See Gymnotus.
 Electrical fish Zoöl., any fish which has an electrical organ by means of which it can give an electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo, the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus.
 Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity; lightning. [archaic]
 Electrical image Elec., a collection of electrical points regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena, an image of certain other electrical points, and used in the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
 Electric machine, or   Electrical machine, an apparatus for generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by friction.
 Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2.
 Electric osmose. Physics See under Osmose.
 Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the penhandle.
 Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
 Electric ray Zoöl., the torpedo.
 Electric telegraph. See Telegraph.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·age n.
 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.   --Shak.
    And God created man in his own image.   --Gen. i. 27.
 2. 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.   --Ex. xx. 4, 5.
 3. Show; appearance; cast.
    The face of things a frightful image bears.   --Dryden.
 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.
 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 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.