1 likeness, representation, picture, sculpture, statue, effigy, figure, portrait, simulacrum; icon or ikon, idol, graven image, fetish, tiki:
Images of Bol¡var can be seen in every town square in Venezuela. The tribesmen still worshipped golden images of their gods
2 epitome, duplicate, copy, counterpart, facsimile, replica, double, twin, Doppelgänger, clone, Colloq spitting image or spit and image, (dead) ringer:
He's the image of father. He stared at his image in the mirror.
3 impression, concept, conception, perception, idea, perception, notion, mental picture:
You are quite different from my image of you.
4 epitome, representative, model, (typical) example, essence, archetype, embodiment, incarnation, personification, materialization, reification, corporealization:
For us, she was the very image of what a leader should be.
5 figure (of speech), trope, metaphor, allusion, simile, symbol:
The poem contains images that are obscure unless you know Greek myths.
6 form, appearance, likeness, guise, semblance, aspect, mould, cast:
Man claims to be created in God's image.
1 impression of sb/sth given to the public
positive | negative | upmarket | downmarket | tarnished
The party needs to clean up its somewhat tarnished image.
| clean-cut, girl-next-door, wholesome
She was aiming for a wholesome, girl-next-door image.
| macho | hackneyed
the hackneyed image of the poor student
| media, public, screen
In real life she looks nothing like her screen image.
| brand, corporate
Champagne houses owe their success to brand image.
VERB + IMAGE
The company needs to create a new image for itself.
| present, project, promote
a book which presents positive images of older people
| aim for, go for | change | clean up, enhance, improve, polish, revive
an effort to improve the organization's public image
| keep up, live up to
The group has failed to live up to its macho image.
| discard, shed
The industry is trying to shed its negative image.
2 mental picture of sb/sth
powerful, vivid | sudden
She had a sudden mental image of herself in a wedding dress.
| positive | negative | distorted
the distorted images in his dreams
| popular | stereotyped/stereotypical | mental | literary, poetic | dream
VERB + IMAGE
have | conjure up, summon up
Dieting always seems to conjure up images of endless cottage cheese salads. the ability to summon up images in the mind
| build up
I like to build up images of the characters and setting before I start to write.
| use | reinforce
Treating disabled people like children only reinforces negative images of disability.
images from his past
He's the spitting image of his father!
Charity was a mirror image of her twin. (figurative) The return journey was almost a mirror image of the outward one (= the same things happened in the reverse order).
disturbing, poignant, powerful, striking
powerful and disturbing images of the war
The visual image is steadily replacing the written word.
| flickering, moving
flickering images on a screen
the use of still and moving video images
| colour | black-and-white, monochrome | photographic, video | screen
Each illustration is displayed as a complete screen image.
| digital | graven
(literary) It was forbidden to worship graven (= carved)images.
| religious | pornographic
VERB + IMAGE
the images produced on laser printers
| capture, scan
She longed to capture the image on film.
| edit | display, show
the pixel information used to display a digital image
You can store these images in a separate computer file.
The display juxtaposed images from serious and popular art.
IMAGE + VERB
heat images that show where most of the activity in the brain is
IMAGE + NOUN
capture, processing | database
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