Webster 1913 Edition
An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance.
Even like a stony
image, cold and numb.
Whose is this
Matt. xxii. 20.
This play is the
imageof a murder done in Vienna.
And God created man in his own
Gen. i. 27.
Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven
image, . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them.
Ex. xx. 4, 5.
Show; appearance; cast.
The face of things a frightful
A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Can we conceive
Imageof aught delightful, soft, or great?
A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor.
Brande & C.
The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection;
as, to see one’s.
imagein a mirror
one who destroys images; an iconoclast.–
the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images themselves.–
the image of the retinal blood vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.–
a point or system of points, on one side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit the system of rays which actually exists on the other side of the mirror or lens.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To represent or form an image of;“Shrines of imaged saints.”
as, the still lake
imagedthe shore; the mirror
To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
imagecharms he must behold no more.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A representation or similitude of any person or thing, formed of a material substance; as an image wrought out of stone, wood or wax.
Whose is this image and superscription? Matt.22.
3.An idol; the representation of any person or thing, that is an object of worship. The second commandment forbids the worship of images.
4.The likeness of any thing on canvas; a picture; a resemblance painted.
5.Any copy, representation or likeness.
The child is the image of its mother.
6.Semblance; show; appearance.
The face of things a frightful image bears.
7.An idea; a representation of any thing to the mind; a conception; a picture drawn by fancy.
Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft or great?
8.In rhetoric, a lively description of any thing in discourse, which presents a kind of picture to the mind.
9.In optics, the figure of any object, made by rays of light proceeding from the several points of it. Thus a mirror reflects the image of a person standing before it, as does water in a vessel or stream, when undisturbed.
And image charms he must behold no more.