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

(Il"men*ite) n. [So called from Ilmen, a branch of the Ural Mountains.] (Min.) Titanic iron. See Menaccanite.

(Il*me"ni*um) n. [NL. See Ilmenite.] (Chem.) A supposed element claimed to have been discovered by R.Harmann.

(Il"va*ite) n. [From L. Ilva, the island now called Elba.] (Min.) A silicate of iron and lime occurring in black prismatic crystals and columnar masses.

(I'm) A contraction of I am.

(Im-) A form of the prefix in- not, and in- in. See In-. Im- also occurs in composition with some words not of Latin origin; as, imbank, imbitter.

(Im"age) 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.

Even like a stony image, cold and numb.

Whose is this image and superscription?
Matt. xxii. 20.

This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.

And God created man in his own image.
Gen. i. 27.

2. Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol. Chaucer.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, . . . thou shalt not bow down thyself to them.
Ex. xx. 4, 5.

3. Show; appearance; cast.

The face of things a frightful image bears.

4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.

Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft, or great?

5. (Rhet.) A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor. Brande & C.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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