- Bible Reference: Daniel 2:32
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: No
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: No
IM'AGE, noun [Latin 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? Matthew 22:20.
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, verb transitive 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.
IM'AGERY, noun im'ajry. Sensible representations, pictures, statues.
Rich carvings, portraitures and imagery
1. Show; appearance.
What can thy imagery and sorrow mean?
2. Forms of the fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
The imagery of a melancholic fancy.
3. Representations in writing or speaking; lively descriptions which impress the images of things on the mind; figures in discourse.
I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery
4. Form; make.
IM'AGE-WORSHIP, noun The worship of images; idolatry.