(Il"men*ite) n. [So called from Ilmen, a branch of the Ural Mountains.] (Min.) Titanic iron.
(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.
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
Even like a stony image, cold and numb.Shak.
Whose is this image and superscription?Matt. xxii. 20.
This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.Shak.
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.Dryden.
4. A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea.
Can we conceivePrior.
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.
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