(noun, verb)


1. an iconic mental representation

- her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate

Definition categories: thought, representation

2. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world

- a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

Similar word(s): persona

Definition categories: attribute, appearance

3. a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface

- a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Similar word(s): icon, ikon, picture

Definition categories: man–made, representation

4. a standard or typical example

- he provided America with an image of the good father

Similar word(s): epitome, paradigm, prototype

Definition categories: thought, example, model

5. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Similar word(s): figure, trope

Definition categories: communication

6. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

- she's the very image of her mother

Similar word(s): double

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

7. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined

- 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

Similar word(s): range

Definition categories: group, set

8. 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

Definition categories: attribute, effect, impression

9. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

- the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

Similar word(s): effigy, simulacrum

Definition categories: man–made, representation

Sentences with image as a noun:

- The Bible forbids the worship of graven images.

- Most game console emulators do not come with any ROM images for copyright reasons.

- The number 6 is the image of 3 under f that is defined as f(x) = 2*x.

- The image of this step function is the set of integers.


1. render visible, as by means of MRI

Definition categories: perception, visualise, visualize

2. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

Similar word(s): envision, fancy, figure, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize

Definition categories: creation, envisage, ideate, imagine