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image (n.)

13世纪 ,"一块雕像;看起来像人或物的人工表象",来自古法语 image "形象,相似;人物,绘画,肖像;反射;雕像",早期 imagene ( 11世纪),来自拉丁语 imaginem (名词 imago )"复制,模仿,相似;雕像,图片",也有"幻影,鬼魂,幽灵",形象化的"想法,外观",来自干 imitari "复制,模仿"(来自PIE根 *aim- "复制")。

意为"镜中倒影"14世纪早期 精神意义在拉丁语中,14世纪末出现在英语中"公众印象"的意义从1908年开始在个别案例中得到证明,但直到1958年在广告和公共关系的行话中兴起,才被普遍使用。

To þe ymage of god he made hym [Genesis i.27, Wycliffite Bible, early version, 1382]

image (v.)

14世纪晚期,"形成(某事)心理图景,想象",来自古法语 imagier ,来自 image (见 image (n.))。相关: Imaged ; imaging

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Definitions of image from WordNet
1
image (n.)
an iconic mental representation;
her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
Synonyms: mental image
image (n.)
(Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world;
a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty
Synonyms: persona
image (n.)
a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;
a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
Synonyms: picture / icon / ikon
image (n.)
a standard or typical example;
he provided America with an image of the good father
Synonyms: prototype / paradigm / epitome
image (n.)
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense;
Synonyms: trope / figure of speech / figure
image (n.)
someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);
she's the very image of her mother
Synonyms: double / look-alike
image (n.)
(mathematics) the set of values of the dependent variable for which a function is defined;
the image of f(x) = x^2 is the set of all non-negative real numbers if the domain of the function is the set of all real numbers
Synonyms: range / range of a function
image (n.)
the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public;
although her popular image was contrived it served to inspire music and pageantry
the company tried to project an altruistic image
image (n.)
a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);
the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone
Synonyms: effigy / simulacrum
2
image (v.)
render visible, as by means of MRI;
image (v.)
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
From wordnet.princeton.edu