image meaning, image definition | English Cobuild dictionary

Search also in: Web News Encyclopedia Images


  ( images    plural  )
1       n-count   If you have an image of something or someone, you have a picture or idea of them in your mind.  
usu with supp  
The image of art theft as a gentleman's crime is outdated...     
2       n-count   The image of a person, group, or organization is the way that they appear to other people.  
oft with poss  
The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image.     
3       n-count   An image is a picture of someone or something.  
FORMAL   ...photographic images of young children...     
4       n-count   An image is a poetic description of something.  
FORMAL   The natural images in the poem are meant to be suggestive of realities beyond themselves.     
5    If you are the image of someone else, you look very much like them.  
be the image of sb      phrase   V inflects  
Marianne's son was the image of his father.     
    mirror image  
    spitting image  

brand image        ( brand images    plural  ) The brand image of a particular brand of product is the image or impression that people have of it, usually created by advertising.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
Few products have brand images anywhere near as strong as Levi's.     
mirror image        ( mirror images    plural  ) , mirror-image   If something is a mirror image of something else, it is like a reflection of it, either because it is exactly the same or because it is the same but reversed.      n-count   oft N of n  
I saw in him a mirror image of my younger self...     
self-image        ( self-images    plural  ) Your self-image is the set of ideas you have about your own qualities and abilities.      n-count   usu sing  
Children who have a positive self-image are less likely to present behaviour and discipline problems.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    appearance, effigy, figure, icon, idol, likeness, picture, portrait, reflection, representation, statue  
2    chip off the old block     (informal)   counterpart, (dead) ringer     (slang)   Doppelgänger, double, facsimile, replica, similitude, spit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   spitting image or spit and image     (informal)  
3    conceit, concept, conception, figure, idea, impression, mental picture, perception, trope  

spitting image     
clone, (dead) ringer     (slang)   double, likeness, living image, lookalike, picture, replica, spit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   spit and image     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
a small digital image or icon used to express or convey an idea, a mood or an emotion in electronic communication. It's a loanword from japoneese coming from e 'picture'+ moji 'letter, character'.
[Internet] Althoug being coincidental, the resemblance of the term 'emoji' to the english word 'emoticon' (a facial expression composed of keyboard characters, such as :-)) helps its memorability. 😊
brand of soup, mix of vegetables, image for new startups ?
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
to create an image of the individual web history by web footprints
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
Pillar sculptured with beast images
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member. It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
Or sign up in the traditional way