What does imagery mean?

Definitions for imagery
ˈɪm ɪdʒ ri, -ɪ dʒə riim·agery

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery(noun)

    the ability to form mental images of things or events

    "he could still hear her in his imagination"


  1. imagery(Noun)

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

  2. imagery(Noun)

    Imitation work.

  3. imagery(Noun)

    Images in general, or en masse.

  4. imagery(Noun)

    Unreal show; imitation; appearance.

  5. imagery(Noun)

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

  6. imagery(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imagery(noun)

    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. Imagery(noun)

    fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance

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

  3. Imagery(noun)

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

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

  4. Imagery(noun)

    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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How to say imagery in sign language?

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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. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    We understand that the reconnaissance imagery shows widespread devastation, not only buildings flattened -- palm plantations, trees. It's quite a devastating sight.

  2. Curt Davis:

    The Department of Defense already knows that they need to automate, they now have more satellite imagery than their analysts can look over. This type of technology would free up a lot of their time to work on more difficult intelligence problems.

  3. Trevor Hollingsbee:

    The advance of technology means the lines are blurring between civilian and military satellites, in some cases, the imagery from a modern civilian satellite is good enough for military use.

  4. Mohammed Al-hamdani:

    The effectiveness of a health warning is higher on the new plain packages because this form of packaging strips cigarette packages from all of its (branding) imagery elements, the rest of the world should follow Australia's bold steps toward the tobacco endgame.

  5. Jeff Bezos:

    Getting there was hard. Technically hard, we had to design and build our own proprietary cameras and shelves and invent new computer vision algorithms, including the ability to stitch together imagery from hundreds of cooperating cameras. And we had to do it in a way where the technology worked so well that it simply receded into the background, invisible.

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