[n] a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
[n] a visual representation of an object or scene or person produced on a surface; "they showed us the pictures of their wedding"; "a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them"
[n] (Jungian psychology) a personal facade one presents to the world; "a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"
[n] an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
[n] a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
[n] language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
[n] someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
[v] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
Images are representations of sensations perceived through the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. Visual images are the most common e.g. William Carlos Williams' famous: 'a red wheel/barrow/glazed with rain/water'. However, images can rely on any of the senses. 'Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn' from Keats' To Autumn is an example of an auditory image.
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