Synonyms of 'image'
1 thoughtDictionary, idea, vision
The words `Côte d'Azur' conjure up images of sun, sea and sand.
It is my thought that the situation will be resolved.
By the end of the week you will have a clearer idea of the system.
I have a vision of a society free of exploitation and injustice.
She added that the concept of arranged marriages is misunderstood in the west.
My impression is that they are totally out of control.
how our perception of death affects the way we live
The symphony is admirable in its conception.
2 profileDictionary, face, front (informal)
The tobacco industry has been trying to improve its image.
Players like him have changed the face of snooker.
a front for crime syndicates
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
the contradictions between her private life and her public persona
They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.
3 figure of speechDictionary, metaphor, simile
The images in the poem illustrate the poet's frame of mind.
4 reflectionDictionary, appearance, likeness
I peered at my image in the mirror.
5 figureDictionary, idol, icon
The polished stone bore the graven image of a snakebird.
a life-size bronze figure of a woman
They shaped the substance into idols that were eaten ceremoniously.
He came home with a haul of religious icons.
Tribal elders carried the sacred fetishes.
a talisman with protective powers
a huge white statue of Chairman Mao
An effigy of her was being burned in the town square.
6 replicaDictionary, copy, reproduction
The boy is the image of his father.
It was a replica, for display only.
Always keep a copy of everything in your own files.
a reproduction of a religious painting
spit (informal , mainly British)
This will be a genuine old copy, not a facsimile.
spitting image (informal)
She's the spitting image of her mother.
(dead) ringer (slang)
Your mother sees you as her double.
chip off the old block (informal)
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Someone's or something's appearance is the way that they look.
He had the appearance of a college student.
In literature, a conceit is a clever or unusual metaphor or comparison.
Critics may complain that the novel's central conceit is rather simplistic.
Thesaurus for image from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you have an image of something or someone, you have a picture or idea of them in your mind.