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. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    These two important institutions have been in the process of reform for some time, i imagine that Banca Carige and Monte dei Paschi have an important future ahead of them.

  2. Ignacio Marin:

    From where I was standing, at the riverbank, it was hard to imagine that there were nine houses where I could only see water, so I decided to fly the drone. Only then, watching the area from above, I realized the scale of the disaster.

  3. Ardeshir Bayat:

    Imagine a house with all the furniture and people taken out — you're left with an empty shell that is easier to populate than just building a house from scratch, in the same way, decellularized dermis provides a scaffold that the body can try to populate with its own cells. The good thing about decellularized dermis is that it has a structure and composition that the human body is already used to — the body responds more favorably to what it is used to than what it isn't.

  4. Hazlitt:

    Society is a more level surface than we imagine. Wise men or absolute fools are hard to be met with, as there are few giants or dwarfs. The heaviest charge we can bring against the general texture of society is that it is commonplace. Our fancied superiority to others is in some one thing which we think most of because we excel in it, or have paid most attention to it; whilst we overlook their superiority to us in something else which they set equal and exclusive store by.

  5. Hillsborough County:

    I can only imagine how hard it is to call in about any family member.

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