im·age /ˈɪmɪʤ/ 名詞
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.
Im·age v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged 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.”
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.
n 1: an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced
images upon her too awful to contemplate" [syn: mental
2: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or
abstraction) 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" [syn: picture,
3: (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to
the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
4: a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good
breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good
father" [syn: prototype, paradigm, epitome]
5: language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense [syn: trope,
figure of speech, figure]
6: someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an
actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very
image of her mother" [syn: double, look-alike]
7: 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" [syn: effigy,
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" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision,
project, fancy, see, figure, picture]