Definitions for: Imagery

[n] the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"

Webster (1913) Definition: Im"age*ry, n. [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]
1. The work of one who makes images or visible representation
of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
``Painted imagery.'' --Shak.

In those oratories might you see Rich carvings,
portraitures, and imagery. --Dryden.

2. Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.

What can thy imagery of sorrow mean? --Prior.

3. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas;
imaginary phantasms.

The imagery of a melancholic fancy. --Atterbury.

4. Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid
descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible
objects; figures in discourse.

I wish there may be in this poem any instance of
good imagery. --Dryden.

Synonyms: imagination, imaging, mental imagery

See Also: chimaera, chimera, dream, dreaming, envisioning, evocation, make-believe, mind's eye, picturing, pretence, pretense, representational process, vision

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