|Word of the Week--"image"
Definition--1) a reproduction of the form of a person or thing, especially
a portrait or sculpture. 2) a mental picture of something not present or real. 3) the general impression
that people have of one's character and behavior.
|Discussion--Your image refers both what you look like and how you appear to others.
You could have the Armani-suited image of a cutthroat entrepreneur, while giving the image of being sweet
philanthropist. Possibly neither reflects your mental image of yourself or the portrait your child painted of you.
An image is basically a picture whether of a physical object or the characteristics of that object, and we all
have varying images of ourselves and others.
|Etymology--Image is derived from the Latin term--imago,
meaning copy, statue, picture, idea, or appearnce. These various Latin meanings gradually began to appear in
English starting around 1400.
See the languages below for similar roots.
||Likeness of an object
||A mental picture
||Public image or impression
||geistiges Bild (nt)
||beeld, de afbeelding (het)
||image (f), idée (f)
||image (f) de marque