Noun > Image

Noun – Image

1 (count) : a picture that is produced by a camera, artist, mirror, etc.

She studied her image in the mirror.

The kids sat staring at the images on the TV screen.

painters capturing images of war

black-and-white images of the city

2 (count) : a mental picture : the thought of how something looks or might look

I can’t get the image (of the accident) out of my mind.

When you told the story I got this image (in my mind) of you as a child.

His poem evokes images of the sea and warm summer days.

3 : the idea that people have about someone or something


She is worried about what motherhood will do to her image (=reputation) as a rock star.

He is trying hard to improve/protect his image.

The law suit has negatively affected the company’s public image.

a tarnished corporate image


a politician who cares more about image than about telling the truth

4 (singular)
a : the form or appearance of someone or something

“…God created man in his own image…”

b : someone who looks very much like another person

He’s the (very/living) image of his father. (=he looks like his father)

c : someone who looks very much like a certain kind of person

She was the (very) image of a successful businesswoman.

5 (count) : an interesting or memorable way of showing or describing something in a book, movie, etc.

The book contains many striking/startling images.

6 (count) : a statue or picture that is made to look like a person or thing

Her image still hangs on their living room wall.

images carved in stone

religious images