What does imagery mean?

Definitions for imagery
ˈɪm ɪdʒ ri, -ɪ dʒə riim·a·ge·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word imagery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagerynoun

    the ability to form mental images of things or events

    "he could still hear her in his imagination"


  1. imagerynoun

    The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects.

  2. imagerynoun

    Imitation work.

  3. imagerynoun

    Images in general, or en masse.

  4. imagerynoun

    Unreal show; imitation; appearance.

  5. imagerynoun

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

  6. imagerynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imagerynoun

    the work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass

    Etymology: [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]

  2. Imagerynoun

    fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance

    Etymology: [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]

  3. Imagerynoun

    the work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms

    Etymology: [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]

  4. Imagerynoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]


  1. Imagery

    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

  1. imagery

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imagery in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imagery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of imagery in a Sentence

  1. Travis Lowe:

    I struggle to see the way that people can wave a banner of Christianity and still employ the language of violence, and even a lot of the imagery that I've seen used will reference Jesus as being a lion, a lion of the tribe of Judah, but one of the things that I recognize in the New Testament is that every time that we expect Jesus to show up as a lion, he shows up as a lamb.

  2. Colin Collett Van Rooyen:

    There are over 80 islands that make up Vanuatu and on a good, sunny day outside of cyclone season it's difficult to get to many of them, until today, the weather has been particularly cloudy, so even the surveillance flights would have had some difficulty picking up good imagery.

  3. Mouhad Reghif:

    This character has all the degrading attributes that black people are given in the racist imagery of our societies, it is totally racist and it maintains a degrading image of the black person, which has consequences in everyday life.

  4. Larry Starr:

    It not only was a No. 1 song during Christmas of the year it was released, 1942, it was No. 1 next year in 1943. And it continued to show up on the bestseller charts for years afterwards, write a good secular holiday tune, one that is not limited by very specifically religious imagery in the words, and you might have a perennial hit.

  5. Olivier Toupet:

    The helicopter is an extremely valuable asset for rover planning because it provides high-resolution imagery of the terrain we want to drive through, we can better assess the size of the dunes and where bedrock is poking out. That's great information for us ; it helps identify which areas may be traversable by the rover and whether certain high-value science targets are reachable.

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    • A. summon
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    • C. affront
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