IM'AGE, n. [L. imago.]1. A representation or similitude of any person or thing, formed of a material substance; as an image wrought out of stone, wood or wax. Whose is this image and superscription? Matt.22.2. A statue.3. An idol; the representation of any person or thing, that is an object of worship. The second commandment forbids the worship of images.4. The likeness of any thing on canvas; a picture; a resemblance painted.5. Any copy, representation or likeness. The child is the image of its mother.6. Semblance; show; appearance. The face of things a frightful image bears.7. An idea; a representation of any thing to the mind; a conception; a picture drawn by fancy. Can we conceive Image of aught delightful, soft or great?8. In rhetoric, a lively description of any thing in discourse, which presents a kind of picture to the mind.9. In optics, the figure of any object, made by rays of light proceeding from the several points of it. Thus a mirror reflects the image of a person standing before it, as does water in a vessel or stream, when undisturbed.
IM'AGE, v.t. To imagine; to copy by the imagination; to form a likeness in the mind by the fancy or recollection. And image charms he must behold no more.