What does imagine mean?

Definitions for imagine
ɪˈmædʒ ɪnimag·ine

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage(verb)

    form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

    "Can you conceive of him as the president?"

  2. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)

    expect, believe, or suppose

    "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

Wiktionary

  1. imagine(Verb)

    To form a mental image of something; to envision or create something in one's mind.

    Try to imagine a pink elephant.

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

  2. imagine(Verb)

    To believe in something created by one's own mind.

    She imagined that the man wanted to kill her.

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

  3. imagine(Verb)

    To assume.

    I imagine that he will need to rest after such a long flight.

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

  4. imagine(Verb)

    To conjecture or guess.

    I cannot even imagine what you are up to!

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

  5. imagine(Verb)

    To use one's imagination.

    Imagine that we were siblings

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

  6. imagine(Verb)

    To guess or conjecture.

    Etymology: imaginer, from imaginor, from imaginem, the accusative singular of imago.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imagine(verb)

    to form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination

  2. Imagine(verb)

    to contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5

  3. Imagine(verb)

    to represent to one's self; to think; to believe

  4. Imagine(verb)

    to form images or conceptions; to conceive; to devise

  5. Imagine(verb)

    to think; to suppose

Freebase

  1. Imagine

    "Imagine" is a song written and performed by the English musician John Lennon. The best-selling single of his solo career, its lyrics encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace, without the divisiveness and barriers of borders, religions and nationalities, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions. Lennon and Yoko Ono co-produced the song and album of the same name with Phil Spector. Recording began at Lennon's home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England, in May 1971, with final overdubs taking place at the Record Plant, in New York City, during July. One month after the September release of the LP, Lennon released "Imagine" as a single in the United States; the song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the LP reached number one on the UK chart in November, later becoming the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album of Lennon's solo career. Although not originally released as a single in the United Kingdom, it was released in 1975 to promote a compilation LP and it reached number six in the chart that year. The song has since sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK; it reached number one following Lennon's death in December 1980.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imagine

    im-aj′in, v.t. to form an image of in the mind: to conceive: to think: (B.) to contrive or devise.—v.i. to form mental images: to conceive.—adj. Imag′inable, that may be imagined.—n. Imag′inableness.—adv. Imag′inably.—adj. Imag′inary, existing only in the imagination: not real: (alg.) impossible.—n. Imaginā′tion, act of imagining: the faculty of forming images in the mind: that which is imagined: contrivance.—adj. Imag′inātive, full of imagination: proceeding from the imagination.—ns. Imag′inātiveness; Imag′iner; Imag′ining, that which is imagined. [O. Fr. imaginer—L. imagināriimago, an image.]

Editors Contribution

  1. imagine

    An act of the imagination of a young child who is playing.

    Children love to imagine as they play.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 6, 2017  
  2. imagine

    To create, form, see and design with the power of the mind.

    They could imagine it so they could build it and know that it would be used with great joy, love and passion.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imagine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1945

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imagine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #865

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imagine' in Verbs Frequency: #260

How to pronounce imagine?

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How to say imagine in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imagine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imagine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of imagine in a Sentence

  1. Bjorn Brunvand:

    Can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  2. Tim Clark:

    I am not particularly happy as you can imagine.

  3. Joe McCann:

    It is a very remote area, the trail is traveled quite a bit. But... There’s a lot of areas that you ca n’t see from the trail. And people do not normally walk through the wooded area of the park. Actually, it’s a miracle that her remains were found a year later because I ca n’t imagine many people walking down there and seeing it.

  4. Levente Molnar:

    I took a huge hit at that moment and I'm just too small even to imagine those feelings, what these guys were forced to experience, and I got scared because I felt that it's overwhelming.

  5. Josh Siegel:

    They might securitize the debt, which wouldn't be anything new for an investment bank, i can't imagine that Goldman Sachs, all of a sudden, especially with where we are in the credit cycle, is going to go long on unsecured consumer debt.

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