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English noun: image

1. image (cognition) an iconic mental representation


SamplesHer imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate.


Synonymsmental image


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation


Narrower (hyponym)auditory image, imagination image, impression, memory image, mental picture, picture, thought-image, visual image, visualisation, visualization

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


SamplesA public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty.


Synonymspersona


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Domain categoryCarl Gustav Jung, Carl Jung, Jung, psychological science, psychology

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


SamplesThey showed us the pictures of their wedding.
A movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them.


Synonymsicon, ikon, picture


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)bitmap, CAT scan, chiaroscuro, collage, computer graphic, cyclorama, diorama, echogram, electronic image, foil, graphic, iconography, inset, likeness, montage, panorama, reflection, reflexion, scan, semblance, sonogram, transparency

4. image (cognition) a standard or typical example


SamplesHe is the prototype of good breeding.
He provided America with an image of the good father.


Synonymsepitome, paradigm, prototype


Broader (hypernym)example, model


Narrower (hyponym)concentrate, imago

5. image (communication) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense


Synonymsfigure, figure of speech, trope


Broader (hypernym)rhetorical device


Narrower (hyponym)conceit, exaggeration, hyperbole, irony, kenning, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, prosopopoeia, simile, synecdoche, zeugma


Domain usage membersbell ringer, blind alley, blockbuster, bull's eye, cakewalk, dawn, domino effect, evening, flip side, goldbrick, home run, housecleaning, lens, mark, megahit, period, rainy day, sleeper, smash hit, summer

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


SamplesHe could be Gingrich's double.
She's the very image of her mother.


Synonymsdouble, look-alike


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)clone, dead ringer, ringer

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


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsrange, range of a function


Broader (hypernym)set


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

8. image (attribute) the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public


SamplesAlthough her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry.
The company tried to project an altruistic image.


Broader (hypernym)effect, impression

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


SamplesThe coin bears an effigy of Lincoln.
The emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone.


Synonymseffigy, simulacrum


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)bird-scarer, god, graven image, Guy, idol, scarecrow, scarer, straw man, strawman, wax figure, waxwork


English verb: image

1. image (perception) render visible, as by means of MRI


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)visualise, visualize

2. image (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


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


Synonymsenvision, fancy, figure, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize









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