Translation of image in Spanish:


imagen, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɪmɪdʒ/

See Spanish definition of imagen


  • 1

    • 1.1(picture)

      imagen feminine
      image processor procesador de imágenes
      • Abstract paintings abandon images of the external world, speaking instead directly to people's internal thought processes.
      • The ‘Groundview’ series of paintings uses different images to represent the ground as space.
      • Like the sculpture, the images represent a very naive viewpoint in the art world.
      • The motifs and figures represented include polychrome images of bison, masks, and quadrilateral signs of unknown meaning.
      • Around the walls women are painting images depicting the horror and suffering of the war.
      • The images seem minimalist, using few lines to represent detailed images and also exclude deep shading.
      • To those who know his work, he is a genius - a sculptor who creates life-like images of outback symbols.
      • Kathleen, a silversmith, has used silver and other metals to create everything from vases to 2D images and sculpture.
      • Viewed from a contemporary design vantage point, the images represent an interesting study in contrasts.
      • Painting images from the head instead of sitting down and sketching what's in front of me seems certainly to lend weight to the argument.
      • I had to hack off some heads, turn the images into formal, sculpturesque forms, which was not my intent.
      • The images are sculpted in bronze and achieve a rich antique green petina colour.
      • This is an episode from the Mahabharatha and is based on a ritual in which Bhima kills Duryodhana represented as an image in clay.
      • One window - in stained glass - is a representational image of the moorland around the Brontë shrine.
      • There were sketches and paintings and collages and images of the tsunami disaster.
      • He recalls being awestruck by these images, especially the paintings of St. Mary and St. George.
      • The images represent the spirits of people of African descent who died in the Middle Passage or later in the Americas.
      • Everyone sees different things in the paintings, interpreting images according to their experience.
      • Her images represent the transformations of the country and its people.
      • He covered people with gold and silver foil, posing as images in heroic sculptures.

    • 1.2(mental picture)

      imagen feminine
      the image most people have of the French la imagen que la mayoría de la gente tiene de los franceses
      • I had a sudden image of you leaving de repente te vi yéndote
      • The brain requires practice at forming those mental images in order to absorb increasingly complex or abstract ideas in later life.
      • More than any other, there is deconstructionism, according to which the images and ideas that constitute culture are deconstructed.
      • His mental image is not a representation of a tree.
      • I suddenly get a mental image of him pulling out of a Arizona truck stop and burning away down the open highway.
      • It was enough to allow him a mental image of what he expected to see.
      • This brings to mind some disturbing mental images.
      • Capital and labour flow at different rates in different directions, as do images and ideas.
      • The poem has been quite cathartic because I have had all those ideas for the images in my head for years.
      • Any image or idea we have of God is certainly inadequate, probably inaccurate, and possibly misleading.
      • A couple minutes later the lights returned and images appeared in her head.
      • She immediately stopped smoking; the image of those nasty lungs was burned into her brain forever.

  • 2

    (public persona)
    imagen feminine
    to change one's image cambiar de imagen
    • corporate image imagen corporativa / de empresa
    • image builder / maker creador de imagen
    • image building creación de imagen
    • image consultant asesor de imagen
    • The entry points to the open space will be well defined with landscape elements and will be treated in such a manner as to present an image of public space.
    • I smiled a lot and presented an image to the public that all was fine.
    • There have been attempts to present a more open image to the public.
    • It is totally up to the prosecutors themselves to ease such public doubt and present a transformed image of the prosecution.
    • The market tends to be suspicious of sudden attempts to change the nature of the product or the image of the organisation.
    • In India the term is used for the younger generation of people who present a hip image.
    • They each projected a public image that wasn't purely fiction, but there was a heavily invented element to it.
    • The leaders of the opposition used the October 24 general strike as a platform to improve their public image.
    • Coupled with a desire for change in the image of the police is one for improved relations with the public.
    • Within the past five years, a revolution in the image of dieting has taken place.
    • Similar results were found for the image of the agriculture and food industry as a whole.
    • This year the Tidy Towns Committee would like to see a greater effort being made amongst the local community to enchant the image of the town.
    • The image of an injury-ravaged bunch bravely battling against cruel fate is not a bad one to project if you want to dampen expectations about your chances.
    • If the players think they are enhancing the image of the game by binge drinking, or worse, then the game will always tetter on the edge of disaster.
    • Using a limited amount of space, an artist creates a visual to convey the music inside, which not only has to sell the album but the image of the band as well.
    • It said it ‘tarnished the image of the university’ and was ‘devastated’ by the claims.
    • He's already starting out with the image of being a liberal from Massachusetts, and all of that type of baggage.
    • These commercials often incorporate the image of pop and movie stars to give their houses the proper sense of glamour and affluence.
    • But this festival in Marrakech is as important for the image of Morocco as it is for the careers of the stars.
  • 3

    • 3.1(likeness)

      imagen feminine
      God created man in his own image Dios creó al hombre a su imagen y semejanza
      • to be the spitting image or spit and image of sb ser la viva imagen / el vivo retrato de algn
      • They want to spoil the divine likeness of man made in the image of God.
      • His is the pure logic of fiction, shaping a world in the image of the art that depicts it.
      • In the 1980s the two institutions launched a crusade to remake the world in the image of the free market.
      • Part of the uniqueness of humanity, beings created in the image of God, is our instinct to seek and to enjoy the pleasures of seeking.
      • Christians and Jews are able to claim that our dignity rests upon being created in imagio dei, in the image of God.
      • They say that this has not just begun to happen: actually it was the dead who built the upper Eusapia, in the image of their city.
      • We're made in the image of the Maker and itch to find some way to create.
      • We are reconfiguring the past in the image of our times.
      • Unfortunately, following the old adage that mothers raise their sons in the image of the men they wish they had married, our mums refuse to give up on us.
      • Songs built in the image of the seven-inch pop song, their length still dictated by the old format, continue to be at the centre of the pop world.
      • The gilded silver pinhead, styled in the image of a bird of prey, is one of a handful of examples discovered in Britain and will go on display in London.
      • To be in the image of God is to bear the stamp or outline of God.
      • As a manager, a team is very much in the image of yourself.
      • Remarkably, after a few meetings with Griffith, she became a Nationalist in the image of Griffith.
      • They then try to recreate themselves in the image of their role models.
      • We've been negligent in our examination of what it means to be re-created in the image of Christ.
      • Our rights do, in fact, come from the fact that we are created in the image of our creator.
      • For some it was a matter of pride, one small country helping to create a world empire in the image of Rome.
      • The huge influx of cash at the turn of the millennium led to the whole Web being built in the image of the Bay area.
      • We can indeed see this suggested in the biblical statement about human beings made in the image of God.

    • 3.2(embodiment)

      viva imagen feminine
      personificación feminine
      they looked the image of happiness eran la viva imagen de la felicidad

  • 4

    imagen feminine
    • I listened for recurring images, words, metaphors, and contradictions in the narrative.
    • In other words, for all the images and metaphors music often presents us with, an album cover is its tangible embodiment.
    • Evidently, only the images and metaphors of fiction could do justice to the welter of searing impressions.
    • The words pour forth like lava, steadily and ominously, packed with gritty images and metaphors.
    • In the West we know her as a poet of witty conceits and memorable images.
    • The poem opens hyperbolically with an image of an innocent young nymph who spends her days reclining in the grass.
    • In line two Valery repeats sounds that echo those of previous stanzas and words that recall earlier images.
    • Metaphorical images are so effective due to the social and natural contexts in which we acquire or learn their meanings.
    • Woolf evidently responded to the gypsy figure as an image for desire between women.
    • White Teeth uses as its central metaphor the image of a white soldier fighting black men in the jungle.
    • In this way he used the image of ghetto as a metaphor for Jewish social and moral conditions.
    • From the body of work represented by the book as a whole, the figure of a small boy emerges as an image of the struggle to speak.
    • This identity, in a culture of affluence, is no better declared than through the biblical image of the steward.
    • To use another biblical image, God did not choose to wash the earth clean in a flood again.
    • So also, in Catholic and Orthodox Christianity is the image of the Mother and Child.
    • And of course, garden images in the parables struck a chord with an ancient community so dependent on the harvest to survive.
    • In Hosea, the sexual images are equally clear and far less strident.
    • Numerous New Testament images echo the belonging and counting of everyone.
    • When Jesus describes himself as shepherd-esque, he echoes the images of Ezekiel 34.
    • I asked him how these Christian images arose in what was, after all, secular writing for a general audience.
  • 5

    imagen feminine
    • Mystics throughout the ages have understood how the holy fire burns away the superficial images and idols we erect.
    • While the church saw the importance of art as a method of instruction, it also faced a biblical injunction against images.
    • I also don't know of any religion that has no idol or image of its God.
    • Antique finish, white metal and black metal idols (mostly images of deities) too have been exhibited.
    • They are the enemy, and it is the nature of the enemy to show you false images and idols.
    • They are implored to destroy the carved images and idols of the inhabitants, and to possess and settle the land given to the Jews by God.
    • If an image is automatically an idol, why did God tell Israel to have graven images of cherubim on the Ark of the Covenant?
    • Until recently, sandblasting was the method used to clean various stone idols, images, and pillars.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make image of)
    • We question the motivations of those who make the images, while the real people imaged in these photographs die unacknowledged.
    • He might have pointed out, for example, that one reason why Yahweh is not to be imaged is that the only depiction of Him is provided by human beings.
    • The female body imaged in the film is not abstract, generalised or idealised.
    • If the picture burns, it is not Charles VII as imaged that burns but simply the material object that serves as an analagon for the manifestation of the imagined object.
  • 2

    (form mental image of)
    hacerse una imagen mental de
    • In fact, when I was in prison I taught a class on how to stop smoking and we had people imaging themselves smoke free, you know.
    • Presumably this is the lexicographic inspiration for the Star Trek species the Ferengi, though the person who imaged the Ferengi language here was certainly not patterning it on French, ancient or modern.
    • Many people image that the era of the Open Range in the American West was the era of the small rancher.
    • For these people one can image how this experience could quickly become the true pillar of their faith.
    • The consortium has been drowned by this tide of excess wage costs and it is hard to image anything it could have structurally altered to change this.
    • The brioche bread used 6 eggs and 300 gm of butter so you can image the rich yellow colour it turned out.
    • After all, can you image Todd and Tom on the same side of anything culinary?
    • In short, you can definitely image Peter the Great living there in the summer.
    • Try to image a child with painful wounds similar to burns covering most of his or her body.
    • I would image he's been under difficult conditions over the last 8 months.
    • I just can't image what would have taken them all away at once with no word.
    • For imagination is the tool that allows us to image a future radically different from the past or even the present.
    • One can only image what they do to referees.
    • It would be difficult to image many of the young clubbers there settling into two nights of the Eurovision.
    • Still, one can only image what the transfer would have looked like without the company's loving attention to detail.
    • One can only image the scene in the World Trade Center following the plane crashes.
    • I can only image the delight with which Nixon would have cheered on this approach.
    • I would sometimes image what it would be like to go fishing with my father, or be cooking dinner with my mother.