noun, plural im·ag·i·nar·ies.
Origin of imaginary
SYNONYMS FOR imaginary
Can be confusedimaginary imaginative
Examples from the Web for imaginary
I have an imaginary place, and these are the people who live there.
Did you make up any imaginary friends while you were in the caves?Scott Haze on Playing a Necrophiliac in ‘Child of God’ and Naked Paintballing with James Franco|Melissa Leon|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pretending and imaginative play also flourish, and imaginary friends are common companions to young schoolchildren.Diagnosing Jane, Louis C.K.’s Troubled Daughter on ‘Louie’ Who Can’t Separate Dreams From Reality|Russell Saunders|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It could be said, however, that the imaginary slide show monologue begat the very real novel.
Because this is my book,” Kibbe writes, he decided to “mash up” the conversations into an “imaginary gab fest.Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe|Michael Signer|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The triumphant tone of this imaginary catechism leads me to suspect that its author has hardly appreciated its full import.Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions|Thomas H. Huxley
Classical names were frequently taken for imaginary personages by the writers of this time.The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers|Various
Further, in each face, the line formed by the eyes is connected by two imaginary lines meeting at the mouth.Raphael|Estelle M. Hurll
The assuming a character ourselves, or the seeing others assume an imaginary character, is an enjoyment natural to humanity.Chronicles of the Canongate|Sir Walter Scott
His imaginary world was peopled by women with pale faces and luxuriant auburn hair, pondering upon the mysteries of the universe.The Book of Art for Young People|Agnes Conway