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Image appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Eva, can I sex-image my trapeze party mega-mixes in a cave?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun image:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb image:


The word image and its family (imagery, images) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun image

What does image mean as a name of something?

Image is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: images

  1. an iconic mental representation
  2. (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
  3. a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    • example: a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of image: icon / ikon / picture
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
    • more specific terms:
      • electronic image / bitmap = an image represented as a two dimensional array of brightness values for pixels
      • chiaroscuro = a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
      • collage / montage = a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image
      • transparency / foil = picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base
      • computer graphic / graphic = an image that is generated by a computer
      • iconography = the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject
      • inset = a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
      • semblance / likeness = picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
      • cyclorama / panorama / diorama = a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
      • reflection / reflexion = the image of something as reflected by a mirror
      • CAT scan / scan = an image produced by scanning
      • echogram / sonogram = an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography
  4. a standard or typical example
    • example: he provided America with an image of the good father
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of image: epitome / paradigm / prototype
    • more generic words: example / model = a representative form or pattern
    • more specific words:
      • concentrate = a concentrated example of something
      • imago = an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
  5. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of image: figure / figure of speech / trope
    • more generic term: rhetorical device = a use of language that creates a literary effect
    • more specific words:
      • conceit = an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
      • irony = a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
      • exaggeration / hyperbole = extravagant exaggeration
      • kenning = conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
      • metaphor = 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
      • metonymy = substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself
      • oxymoron = conjoining contradictory terms
      • personification / prosopopoeia = representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
      • simile = a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds
      • synecdoche = substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
      • zeugma = use of a verb with two or more complements, playing on the verb's polysemy, for humorous effect
  6. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
  7. (mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined
    • example: 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
    • domain: math / mathematics / maths
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of image: range / range of a function
    • more generic word: set = an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
  8. the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public
    • examples: although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry | the company tried to project an altruistic image
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: effect / impression = an outward appearance
  9. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
    • example: the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of image: effigy / simulacrum
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun image


  1. An optical or other representation of a real object; a graphic; a picture.
  2. A mental picture of something not real or not present.
  3. [computing] A file that contains all information needed to produce a live working copy. (see disk image, executable image and image copy)
  4. A characteristic of a person, group or company etc., style, manner of dress, how one is, or wishes to be, perceived by others.
  5. [mathematics] Something mapped to by a function.
  6. [mathematics] The subset of a codomain comprising those elements that are images of something.

Definition of the verb image

What does image mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: imaged | imaging | images

  1. render visible, as by means of MRI
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: visualise / visualize = view the outline of by means of an X-ray
  2. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


  1. Image a.k.a. Jean Image: Imre Hajdú better known by his stage name Jean Image was a director, script writer and producer of French animation films. The stage name, "Image" is based upon the French pronunciation of "Im-Haj", the first syllables of his name. He emigrated to France in 1932 where he worked on films and eventually produced several shorts on his own. After the war, influenced by the classic style of Walt Disney's films, he became the first French producer of the full-length animated film. In 1948, he founded the Films Jean Image company and in 1960 he devoted himself to producing television cartoon series. Two of these series, have become very popular.
  2. Image directed the 2011 short film Moving Graffiti.

There are other people with in their name, like Joey Image, France Image, Selwyn Image, Bent Image Lab.


Image is a record label, defunct organization.


  1. "IMAGE" is the second album by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on May 21, 1992. It is their major label debut on MCA Victor and reached number nine on the Oricon chart.
  2. "Image" é o terceiro single da banda norueguesa Theatre of Tragedy, lançado em 2000. Também é o primeiro single retirado do álbum de Rock Industrial e Electropop "Musique".
    • genre: Synthpop
    • released in (15 years ago)
  3. "Image" is a musical album of Yū Hayami.
    • released on (32 years ago)
  4. "Image" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Image" is a musical single of Scandal.
    • released on
  6. "Image" is a musical single of Pralaya.
    • released on


"Image" is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Angel.

  • also known as "Image (Angel (Pocket))", "Image (Angel)"
  • language: English Language
  • author: Mel Odom
  • genres: Horror, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
  • subject: Vampire
  • copyright: 2002


Image is a board game developed by 3M released in 1971. The object of the game is to put together cards that represent an image, a description of a famous person.

  • genre: Party game


  1. IMAGE, or Explorer 78, was a NASA MIDEX mission that studied the global response of the Earth's magnetosphere to changes in the solar wind. It was launched March 25, 2000 by a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg AFB and ceased operations in December 2005.
  2. Image is an American quarterly literary journal that publishes art and writing engaging or grappling with Judeo-Christian faith. The journal's byline is Art, Faith, Mystery. Image features fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance. The journal also sponsors the Glen Workshops, the Arts & Faith discussion forum, the Milton Fellowship for writers working on their first book, the summer Luci Shaw Fellowship for undergrads, and the Denise Levertov Award.
  3. Image is an acre handler.
  4. Image: 'Image' is a commonly used type, typically appearing in all topics. Standard web image file formats are supported including .gif, .jpg and .png. It is also possible to capture other meta information about images such as size and date.
  5. Image: Given a category C and a morphism in C, the image of f is a monomorphism satisfying the following universal property: There exists a morphism such that f = hg. For any object Z with a morphism and a monomorphism such that f = lk, there exists a unique morphism such that k = mg and h = lm. The image of f is often denoted by im f or Im. One can show that a morphism f is monic if and only if f = im f.
  6. Image is an Irish lifestyle and fashion magazine launched in 1975.
  7. Image: An image file that can be viewed or downloaded.

Phrases with Image

Phrases starting with the word Image:

  1. Image map
  2. Image Copy
  3. image tube
  4. Image macro
  5. image space
  6. image breaker

Phrases ending with the word Image:

  1. body image
  2. Disk image
  3. Self-image
  4. After-Image
  5. Brand Image
  6. Ghost Image
  7. Radar Image
  8. stock image
  9. Global Image
  10. graven image
  11. memory image
  12. mental image
  13. mirror image
  14. visual image

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Image

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Google previewNanostructured Polymer Blends (2013)

Chapter 3. Theoretical Modeling of Nanostructured Formation in Polymer Blends by Oluranti Sadiku-Agboola, Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku

kB is the Boltzmann constant, T is the absolute temperature, K image is a constant to delineate the phase boundary energy, is the local position vector, and image is the local coarsegrained free energy density of mixing that takes the Landau ...

Google previewDeracination (2001)

Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative by Walter A. Davis

Just as all matter is frozen light, every primordial image is a frozen agon: the call to activate drama in the teeth of that...

Google previewRethinking Machine Ethics in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology (2015)

by White, Jeffrey

Image is a fundamental concept for Deleuze as for Bergson, where (inspired by Bergson in Matter and Memory),

Google previewA First Course in Complex Analysis with Applications (2011)

by Dennis G. Zill, Patrick D. Shanahan

Therefore, the image is the ray arg(w) = π, the negative real axis. The triangle...

Since the endpoints z = 0 and z = 1 map to w = 0 and w = 1, respectively, the image is the line segment from 0 to 1.

Google previewUniversity of Iowa Studies in Physics (1907)

An image is an optical figure resembling a given object and formed by the light coming from this object. It is situated at the points towards which the rays converge or from which they diverge; the points are the centers of curvature of the wave ...

Google previewSpinoza: The Ethics (2001)

by Genevieve Lloyd

The image is a state of some part of the human body brought abont by the intetaction of external and human bodies.

Google previewSensory Cue Integration (2011)

by Julia Trommershauser

The upper—left image is a photograph of an urban scene taken with a small aperture. The upper—right image has been rendered using a blur pattern consistent with a shorter focal distance and, therefore, with a smaller scene; the added blur ...

Google previewElectron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science (2010)

by Adam J. Schwartz, Mukul Kumar, Brent L. Adams, David P. Field

The upper right image is the true 3D shape distribution (ellipsoid aspect ratios). The upper left image is the “probable” shape distribution calculated by the method. The lower image is a comparison of the true 3D grain size distribution ...

Google previewCreative Styles of Preaching (2000)

by Mark Barger Elliott

The first image is the herald who seeks not to bestow advice, express opinions, or sparkle with personality, but is a faithful messenger through which the word of God flows. The second image is the storyteller who weaves the narrative of the ...

Google previewHandbook of Phenomenological Aesthetics (2010)

by Hans Rainer Sepp, Lester Embree

The physical image is a material thing like any other; itcan hang askew on the wall and deteriorate with age. It differs from...

Google preview70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 (2014)

by Microsoft Official Academic Course

A disk image is a single file or other storage device that contains the complete contents and structures ofa disk. The image has the necessary...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

MOVEMENT- IMAGE 179 Connectives Deterritorialisation/Reterritorialisation Leibniz Molar Rhizome Sensation MOVEMENT-IMAGE Tom Conley The movement-image is the title of the first panel of a historical diptych, Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Information Technology and Systems (1993)

by A.E. Cawkell

IKS Image Kernel System. A variation of PIK devised by Lowell University, Massachusetts, intended as a “portable image standard” – that is a “device ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Photography (2008)

The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging by Barbara A Lynch-Johnt, Michelle Perkins


Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

color image, (b) corresponding edge map. End-to-End Security for Multimedia Adaptation. Figure 3. Scrambled predicted coded ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

IMAGE: Visual computer representation; electronic picture or icon in three file- formats: .gif, .jpeg, and .png. IMAGE COMPRESSION: To reduce the amount of memory needed for electronic pictures by using methods such as JPEG, iVEX, MPEG ...

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Quotes about Image

man, created
in the image of God.
guns, created
by man's hands.
war, created
in the image of man.
even the animals know!

whose image do we worship now? (Eric Cockrell)
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Scrabble value of I1M3A1G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of IMAGE

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