from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pictorial illustration of a subject.
- n. The collected representations illustrating a subject.
- n. A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized work of art.
- n. A treatise or book dealing with iconography.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of specified or traditional symbolic forms associated with the subject or theme of a stylized genre of art
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or representation by pictures or images; the description or study of portraiture or representation, as of persons.
- n. The study of representative art in general.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of knowledge which relates to the representation of persons or objects by means of images or statues, busts, paintings, drawings, engravings on gems or metals, and the like.
- n. The art of producing likenesses, portraits, or graphic representations; the art of illustration.
- n. Pictorial representation in general; an illustrative figure or collection of figures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the images and symbolic representations that are traditionally associated with a person or a subject
Late Latin īconographia, description, verbal sketch, from Medieval Greek eikonographiā : eikono-, icono- + -graphiā, -graphy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
icon + -ography (Wiktionary)