trans- im·age


a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, used with the meanings “across”, “beyond”, “through”, “changing thoroughly”, “transverse”, “on the opposite side”, in combination with elements of any origin.

trans- or ( sometimes before s- ) tran- [from Latin trāns across, through, beyond]

— prefix

1. across, beyond, crossing, on the other side

2. changing thoroughly

3. transcending

4. transversely


1. a physical likeness or representation of a person, animal, or thing, photographed, painted, sculptured, or otherwise made visible.

2. an optical counterpart or appearance of an object, as is produced by reflection from a mirror, refraction by a lens, or the passage of luminous rays through a small aperture and their reception on a surface.

3. a mental representation; idea; conception.

4. Psychology . a mental representation of something previously perceived, in the absence of the original stimulus.

5. form; appearance; semblance: We are all created in God’s image.

6. counterpart; copy: That child is the image of his mother.

7. a symbol; emblem.

8. the general or public perception of a company, public figure, etc., esp. as achieved by careful calculation aimed at creating widespread goodwill.

9. a type; embodiment: Red-faced and angry, he was the image of frustration.

10. a description of something in speech or writing: Keats created some of the most beautiful images in the language.

11. Rhetoric . a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor or a simile.

12. an idol or representation of a deity: They knelt down before graven images.

13. Mathematics . the point or set of points in the range corresponding to a designated point in the domain of a given function.

14. Archaic . an illusion or apparition.

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