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Meaning of IMAGERY

Pronunciation:  'imijree

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

IMAGERY is a 7 letter word that starts with I.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A technique in which the person focuses on positive images in his or her mind.
Easton Bible Dictionary

only in the phrase "chambers of his imagery" (Ezek. 8:12). (See CHAMBER.)

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