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image

[ im-ij ]
/ ˈɪm ɪdʒ /
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noun

verb (used with object), im·aged, im·ag·ing.

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Origin of image

First recorded in 1175–1225; (noun) Middle English from Old French image, imagene (-ene apparently construed as suffix) from Latin imāgin-, stem of imāgō “a copy, likeness,” equivalent to im- (cf. imitate) + -āgō noun suffix; (verb) Middle English: “to form a mental picture” from Old French imagier, derivative of image
1, 12. Image, icon, idol refer to material representations of persons or things. An image is a representation as in a statue or effigy, and is sometimes regarded as an object of worship: to set up an image of Apollo; an image of a saint. An icon, in the Greek or Eastern Orthodox Church, is a representation of Christ, an angel, or a saint, in painting, relief, mosaic, or the like: At least two icons are found in each church. An idol is an image, statue, or the like representing a deity and worshiped as such: a wooden idol; The heathen worship idols. It may be used figuratively: to make an idol of wealth.
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British Dictionary definitions for image

image
/ (ˈɪmɪdʒ) /

noun

verb (tr)

imageable, adjectiveimageless, adjective
C13: from Old French imagene, from Latin imāgō copy, representation; related to Latin imitārī to imitate
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Medical definitions for image

image
[ ĭmĭj ]

n.

An optically formed duplicate or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction of an object formed by a lens or mirror.
A mental picture of something not real or present.
An exact copy of data in a computer file transferred to another medium.

v.

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Idioms and Phrases with image

image

see spitting image.

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