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Definition 1: a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
  • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of image ) an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels

(... is a kind of image ) an image produced by scanning

"he analyzed the brain scan" "you could see the tumor in the CAT scan"

(... is a kind of image ) the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

"he studied his reflection in the mirror"

(... is a kind of image ) a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene

(... is a kind of image ) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

(... is a kind of image ) a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one

(... is a kind of image ) the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject

"religious iconography" "the propagandistic iconography of a despot"

(... is a kind of image ) an image that is generated by a computer

(... is a kind of image ) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

(... is a kind of image ) a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

"he used his computer to make a collage of pictures superimposed on a map"

(... is a kind of image ) a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color

(... is a kind of image ) an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high-frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs

Definition 2: a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln
  • the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of image ) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

(... is a kind of image ) a material effigy that is worshipped

"thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" "money was his god"

(... is a kind of image ) an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

(... is a kind of image ) an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax

Definition 3: (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(image belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

(image belongs to category ...) Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)

Definition 4: the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry
  • the company tried to project an altruistic image

(image is a kind of ...) an outward appearance

"he made a good impression" "I wanted to create an impression of success" "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"

Definition 5: an iconic mental representation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of image ) a mental image produced by the imagination

(... is a kind of image ) a mental image of something previously experienced

(... is a kind of image ) a mental image that is similar to a visual perception

(... is a kind of image ) a clear and telling mental image

"he described his mental picture of his assailant" "he had no clear picture of himself or his world" "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"

(... is a kind of image ) a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception

Definition 6: a standard or typical example - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is the prototype of good breeding
  • he provided America with an image of the good father

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a representative form or pattern

"I profited from his example"

(... is a kind of image ) a concentrated example of something

"the concentrate of contemporary despair"

(... is a kind of image ) (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood

Definition 7: language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

(... is a kind of image ) conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')

(... is a kind of image ) substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in `they counted heads')

(... is a kind of image ) a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

(... is a kind of image ) conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry

(... is a kind of image ) extravagant exaggeration

(... is a kind of image ) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

(... is a kind of image ) an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

(... is a kind of image ) a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

(... is a kind of image ) substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

(... is a kind of image ) use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect

"`Mr. Pickwick took his hat and his leave' is an example of zeugma"

(... is a kind of image ) representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

(image is the usage domain for ...) the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

(image is the usage domain for ...) a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect)

"the flip side of your positive qualities sometimes get out of control" "on the flip side of partnerships he talked about their competition"

(image is the usage domain for ...) the end or completion of something

"death put a period to his endeavors" "a change soon put a period to my tranquility"

(image is the usage domain for ...) the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty

"the golden summer of his life"

(image is the usage domain for ...) an opening time period

"it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"

(image is the usage domain for ...) a later concluding time period

"it was the evening of the Roman Empire"

(image is the usage domain for ...) an easy accomplishment

"winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him" "invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk"

(image is the usage domain for ...) (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement

"all the clues led the police into blind alleys" "so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley"

(image is the usage domain for ...) an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

(image is the usage domain for ...) an unexpected hit

"that movie was the sleeper of the summer"

(image is the usage domain for ...) something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

"the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer" "scored a bull's eye" "hit the mark" "the president's speech was a home run"

(image is the usage domain for ...) (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions

"more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms" "many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners"

(image is the usage domain for ...) anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

(image is the usage domain for ...) (figurative) a position of leadership

"the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"

(image is the usage domain for ...) (metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood

"the writer is the lens through which history can be seen"

(image is the usage domain for ...) a (future) time of financial need

"I am saving for a rainy day"

Definition 8: (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined - [noun denoting group]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

(image belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 9: someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could be Gingrich's double
  • she's the very image of her mother

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of image ) a person who is almost identical to another

Definition 10: imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind - [verb of creation]

Samples where image or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't see him on horseback!
  • I can see what will happen
  • I can see a risk in this strategy

Synonyms for image in the sense of this definition

(image is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

(image has a similar meaning as ...) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

(image has a similar meaning as ...) form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract

"Mathematicians often visualize"

Definition 11: render visible, as by means of MRI - [verb of perception]

(image is a kind of ...) view the outline of by means of an X-ray

"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

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