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Imagination meaning

imagination - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The imagine- making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
  2. 2. The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
  3. 3. The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
  4. 4. A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
  5. 5. Act of imagining; faculty of imagining; fancy.

imagination - examples of usage

  1. Either they had too many for general use, or someone had very little imagination.
  2. Perhaps, for a second, it seemed to her that no reality could equal the imagination she had formed. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. In her way she is full of imagination and fancy- what her mistress would call 'giddy. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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