Found 2 items, similar to image breaker.
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Definition: image breaker
n : someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas or
institutions [syn: iconoclast
English → English
Definition: Image breaker
([i^]m"[asl]j; 48), 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. --Shak.
Whose is this image and superscription? --Matt.
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.
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? --Prior.
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.
. See under Electrical
, one who destroys images; an iconoclast.
, Image maker
, a sculptor.
, the worship of images as symbols; iconolatry
distinguished from idolatry; the worship of images
(Physics), the image of the retinal blood
vessels projected in, not merely on, that membrane.
(Optics), a point or system of points, on one
side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit
the system of rays which actually exists on the other side
of the mirror or lens. --Clerk Maxwell.