Definitions for imagery
ˈɪm ɪdʒ ri, -ɪ dʒə riim·a·ge·ry
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word imagery.
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagerynoun
the ability to form mental images of things or events
"he could still hear her in his imagination"
The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.
Images in general, or en masse.
Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from image.
Of marble stone was cut
An altar, carv'd with cunning imagery. Fairy Queen.
When in those oratories might you see
Rich carvings, portraitures, and imagery;
Where ev'ry figure to the life express'd
The godhead's pow'r. John Dryden, Knight's Tale.
Your gift shall two large goblets be
Of silver, wrought with curious imagery,
And high emboss'd. John Dryden, Æn.
What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?
Secluded from the world, and all its care,
Hast thou to grieve or joy, to hope or fear? Matthew Prior.
All the visionary beauties of the prospect, the paint and imagery that attracted our senses, fade and disappear. John Rogers.
Things of the world fill the imaginative part with beauties and fantastick imagery. Taylor.
It might be a mere dream which he saw; the imagery of a melancholick fancy, such as musing men mistake for a reality. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery. Dryden.
Imagery is visual symbolism, or figurative language that evokes a mental image or other kinds of sense impressions, especially in a literary work, but also in other activities such as psychotherapy.
Imagery is a literary device that uses descriptive language to appeal to the senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) and create mental pictures or experiences in the reader's mind. These vivid descriptions help to engage the reader's imagination and emotions, and can provide deeper understanding or interpretation of the text's themes or messages. Imagery can refer to the literal visual descriptions of objects or settings, as well as figurative language and symbolism to convey emotions or abstract ideas.
the work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass
fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance
the work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms
rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse
Etymology: [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]
Imagery, in a literary text, is an author's use of vivid and descriptive language to add depth to their work. It appeals to human senses to deepen the reader's understanding of the work.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A likeness or presentation of any natural or man-made feature or related object or activity, and the positional data acquired at the same time the likeness or representation was acquired, including: products produced by space-based national intelligence reconnaissance systems; and likeness and presentations produced by satellites, airborne platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, or other similar means (except that such term does not include handheld or clandestine photography taken by or on behalf of human intelligence collection organizations).
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The numerical value of imagery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of imagery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Weather forecasting was a black art and routine access to satellite imagery was almost non-existent.
Using high-resolution satellite imagery, we can engage a global community of online volunteers to pore over the imagery pixel by pixel.
Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
The Kim study uses automated remotely sensed imagery only, this gives a picture of one aspect of forest change, while ground estimates and management information give other perspectives.
A genius is the man in whom you are least likely to find the power of attending to anything insipid or distasteful in itself. He breaks his engagements, leaves his letters unanswered, neglects his family duties incorrigibly, because he is powerless to turn his attention down and back from those more interesting trains of imagery with which his genius constantly occupies his mind.
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