Image - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪmɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word image
Brit.  |ˈɪmɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word image


- an iconic mental representation
her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
- (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world (syn: persona)
a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty
- a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface (syn: icon, ikon, picture)
a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
- a standard or typical example (syn: epitome, paradigm, prototype)
he provided America with an image of the good father
- language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense (syn: figure, trope)
- someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) (syn: double)
she's the very image of her mother
- (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined (syn: range)
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
- the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public
although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry
the company tried to project an altruistic image
- a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture) (syn: effigy, simulacrum)
the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone


- render visible, as by means of MRI
- imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind (syn: envision, fancy, figure, picture, project, see, visualize)

Extra examples

She studied her image in the mirror.

The kids sat staring at the images on the TV screen.

His poem evokes images of the sea and warm summer days.

He is trying hard to improve his image.

The law suit has negatively affected the company's public image. the painting Sacagawea is imaged as an intrepid woman pointing the way for Lewis and Clark...

...the brochure images a vacation at the resort in language that makes you want to make a reservation this instant...

God created man in his own image.

The son was the exact image of his father.

The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image.

The rocky terrain was imaged on a TV screen.

This waterfall images my life.

The hotel and casino industry is working hard on improving its image.

The party has to project the right image.

He had no visual image of her, only her name.

Word forms

singular: image
plural: images
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