imagery

  • 1Imagery — Im age*ry ([i^]m [asl]j*r[y^]; 277), n. [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.] 1. The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass. Painted imagery. Shak. [1913 Webster] In those oratories …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2imagery — UK US /ˈɪmɪdʒəri/ noun [U] ► pictures or words that are used to represent something, for example a situation: »Satellite imagery and computer models are being used to track weather patterns and predict storms …

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  • 3imagery — (n.) mid 14c., piece of sculpture, carved figures, from O.Fr. imagerie (13c.), from imagier painter, from image (see IMAGE (Cf. image) (n.)). Meaning ornate description (in poetry, etc.) is from 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4imagery — ► NOUN 1) figurative language, especially in a literary work. 2) visual symbolism. 3) visual images collectively …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5imagery — [im′ij rē, im′ijər ē] n. pl. imageries [ME imagerie < OFr] 1. Now Rare images generally; esp., statues 2. mental images, as produced by memory or imagination 3. descriptions and figures of speech …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Imagery — Vagina = Imagery is used in literature to refer to descriptive language that evokes sensory experience. Other uses The term imagery is also used in psycholdickogy and everyday discourse to refer to mental images, i.e., the making (or re creation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 7imagery — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ evocative, graphic, powerful, stark, violent, vivid ▪ the vivid visual imagery of dreams ▪ negative …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8imagery —    Also known as visual imagery. The term imagery comes from the Latin verb imaginari,which means to copy, to imitate, to picture. It tends to be used in a rather loose sense to denote a recollection or fantasy presenting itself as a picture in… …

    Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • 9Imagery — Both a mental process (as in imagining) and a wide variety of procedures used in therapy to encourage changes in attitudes, behavior, or physiological reactions. As a mental process, it is often defined as any thought representing a sensory… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 10imagery — [[t]ɪ̱mɪʤri[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT You can refer to the descriptions in something such as a poem or song, and the pictures they create in your mind, as its imagery. [FORMAL] ...the nature imagery of the ballad. 2) N UNCOUNT You can refer to pictures… …

    English dictionary

  • 11imagery — n. the production of vivid mental representations by the normal processes of thought. Hypnagogic imagery occurs just before falling asleep, and the images are often very distinct. Hypnopompic imagery occurs in the state between sleep and full… …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 12imagery — im|ag|e|ry [ˈımıdʒəri] n [U] the use of words or pictures to describe ideas or actions in poems, books, films etc imagery of ▪ the imagery of love ▪ Their dreams commonly involved complex stories with visual imagery …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13imagery — im|age|ry [ ımıdʒ(ə)ri ] noun uncount * 1. ) pictures, photographs, or objects that represent an idea: Advertising agencies sometimes use religious imagery to sell products. a ) a set of images: Satellite imagery indicated that dust from the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14imagery */ — UK [ˈɪmɪdʒərɪ] / US [ˈɪmɪdʒ(ə)rɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) a) pictures, photographs, or objects that represent an idea Advertising agencies sometimes use religious imagery to sell products. b) a set of images Satellite imagery indicated that dust… …

    English dictionary

  • 15imagery — Synonyms and related words: Vorstellung, allusion, alphabet, apparition, art, asiaticism, blueprint, brainchild, bubble, cameo, catalog, cataloging, character, character sketch, charactering, characterization, chart, chimera, choreography,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16imagery — n. vivid imagery * * * [ ɪmɪdʒ(ə)rɪ] vivid imagery …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17imagery — noun (U) 1 the use of poetic phrases and images to describe something in literature: the symbolic imagery of Dylan Thomas 2 the representation of ideas in paintings, films etc: the romantic imagery of the Pre Raphaelite painters …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18imagery — imagerial /im euh jear ee euhl/, adj. imagerially, adv. /im ij ree, im i jeuh ree/, n., pl. imageries. 1. the formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things, or of such images collectively: the dim imagery of a dream. 2. pictorial… …

    Universalium

  • 19Imagery —    Only in the phrase chambers of his imagery (Ezek. 8:12). (See Chamber.) …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 20imagery — /ˈɪmɪdʒri / (say imijree), / dʒəri/ (say juhree) noun (plural imageries) 1. the formation of images, figures, or likenesses of things, or such images collectively: a dream s dim imagery. 2. Psychology a person s tendencies to form images. 3.… …

    Australian-English dictionary