Definitions of imagination

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The picture-forming power of the mind; the ability to create thoughts, ideas, or fancies; especially, the higher forms of this power exercised in art and poetry, usually termed the creative power; any product of this mind-power; a conception or idea; fanciful opinion; fancy; invention. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of imagining: the faculty of forming images in the mind: that which is imagined: contrivance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of imagining; faculty of imagining; fancy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The picturing power or act of the mind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. That which is imagined; a fantasm; notion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The strictly poetic or creative faculty as exhibited in the vivid conceptions and combinations, more especially of the fine arts; image in the mind; idea; contrivance or device; an unsolid or fanciful opinion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Scheme or contrivance formed in the mind; that power or faculty of the mind by which it conceives or forms ideas of things. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for imagination

  1. At night The lake is a wide silence, Without imagination – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  2. His society, then, had in these six weeks become, for Kitty, a passion- a passion of the imagination – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward