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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [F., fr. L. imago,
   imaginis, from the root of imitari to imitate. See Imitate,
   and cf. Imagine.]
   1. 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.
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            Even like a stony image, cold and numb. --Shak.
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            Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
                                                  xxii. 20.
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            This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.
                                                  --Shak.
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            And God created man in his own image. --Gen. i. 27.
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   2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid;
      an idol. --Chaucer.
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            Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . .
            . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them. --Ex. xx.
                                                  4, 5.
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   3. Show; appearance; cast.
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            The face of things a frightful image bears.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn
      by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
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            Can we conceive
            Image of aught delightful, soft, or great? --Prior.
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   5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken
      from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject;
      usually, an extended metaphor. --Brande & C.
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   6. (Opt.) 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 image in a mirror.
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   Electrical image. See under Electrical.

   Image breaker, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.

   Image graver, Image maker, a sculptor.

   Image worship, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
      distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images
      themselves.

   Image Purkinje (Physics), the image of the retinal blood
      vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.

   Virtual image (Optics), 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. --Clerk Maxwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Image \Im"age\ ([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged
   ([i^]m"[asl]jd; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Imaging.]
   1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake
      imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. "Shrines
      of imaged saints." --J. Warton.
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   2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of
      by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
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            Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
            And image charms he must behold no more. --Pope.
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