• IPA: /ˈɪmɪd͡ʒ/

image (plural images)

  1. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
    The Bible forbids the worship of graven images.
    • 1577, Raphaell Holinshed, “[(please specify the book title).] The Thirde Booke of the Historie of Ireland, Comprising the Raigne of Henry the Eyght: [...].”, in The Firste Volume of the Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande […], volume I, London: Imprinted [by Henry Bynneman] for Iohn Harrison, OCLC 55195564 ↗, pages 77–78 ↗, column 2:
      The Citizens in their rage, imagining that euery poſt in the Churche had bin one of y{{sup
  2. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
  3. A statue or idol.
  4. (computing) A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (See disk image and image copy.)
    Most game console emulators do not come with any ROM images for copyright reasons.
  5. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
  6. (mathematics) Something mapped to by a function.
    The number 6 is the image of 3 under f that is defined as f(x) = 2x.
  7. (mathematics) The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.
    The image of this step function is the set of integers.
  8. (radio) A form of interference: a weaker "copy" of a strong signal that occurs at a different frequency.
  9. (obsolete) Show; appearance; cast.
    • The face of things a frightful image bears.
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  • German: Image, Speicherabbild
  • Italian: immagine
  • Portuguese: imagem
  • Russian: изображе́ние
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  • German: Bild
  • Portuguese: imagem
  • Russian: о́браз

image (images, present participle imaging; past and past participle imaged)

  1. (transitive) To represent by an image or symbol; to portray.
    • 1718, Alexander Pope, The Iliad of Homer, London: Bernard Lintot, Volume IV, Observations on the Fifteenth Book, Note 14 on verse 252, p. 215,
      This Representation of the Terrors which must have attended the Conflict of two such mighty Powers as Jupiter and Neptune, whereby the Elements had been mix’d in Confusion, and the whole Frame of Nature endangered, is imaged in these few Lines with a Nobleness suitable to the Occasion.
    • 1791, James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, London: Charles Dilly, Volume I, p. 393,
      […] his behaviour was, as I had imaged to myself, solemnly devout.
    • 1817, Jane Austen, Persuasion, Chapter 11,
      […] he repeated, with such tremulous feeling, the various lines which imaged a broken heart, or a mind destroyed by wretchedness, and looked so entirely as if he meant to be understood, that she ventured to hope he did not always read only poetry, and to say, that she thought it was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely […]
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, Chapter 16, p. 222,
      [The road] straggled onward into the mystery of a primeval forest. This hemmed it in so narrowly, and stood so black and dense on either side, and disclosed such imperfect glimpses of the sky above, that, to Hester’s mind, it imaged not amiss the moral wilderness in which she had so long been wandering.
    • 2000, Mary Ann Schwartz, BarBara Marliene ‎Scott, Madine M. L. ‎Vanderplaat, Sociology: Making Sense of the Social World (page 51)
      For example, in one use of content analysis, U.S. researchers Victoria Holden, William Holden, and Gary Davis (1997) examined the growing controversy over the racial imaging of indigenous peoples symbolized in sports team nicknames […]
  2. (transitive) To reflect, mirror#Verb|mirror.
    • 1829, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Timbuctoo” in The Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson, London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1906, Volume I, p. 10,
      See’st thou yon river, whose translucent wave,
      Forth issuing from the darkness, windeth through
      The argent streets o’ th’ City, imaging
      The soft inversion of her tremulous Domes,
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, London: Chapman & Hall, Chapter 71, p. 210,
      Sorrow was dead indeed in her, but peace and perfect happiness were born; imaged in her tranquil beauty and profound repose.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, London: Chapman & Hall, Book 2, Chapter 2, “St. Edmundsbury,” p. 43,
      […] we look into a pair of eyes deep as our own, imaging our own, but all unconscious of us; to whom we, for the time, are become as spirits and invisible!
  3. (transitive) To create an image of.
  4. (transitive, computing) To create a complete backup copy of a file system or other entity.
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