verb (used with object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
verb (used without object), im·ag·ined, im·ag·in·ing.
- imaginary number,
- imaginary part,
- imaginary unit,
Origin of imagine
noun, plural i·ma·goes, i·ma·gi·nes [ih-mey-guh-neez, ih-mah-] /ɪˈmeɪ gəˌniz, ɪˈmɑ-/.
Origin of imago
Examples from the Web for imagines
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.
He also imagines her dancing a sexually aggressive spotlit dance.
Most bravely perhaps, Maka, 45, imagines some comedic moments.The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book|Tim Teeman|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In those anonymous italics again, Kibbe imagines unnamed folks saying, “Check this out: This senator is speaking truth to power.”Why The Tea Party Won’t Go Away And More Wisdom From Matt Kibbe|Michael Signer|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a moment, Tiffany imagines her two friends doing something slightly wicked, like joy-riding around Syracuse.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He imagines that Mr. Capella quitted the train on the way, and will arrive by this one.The Stowmarket Mystery|Louis Tracy
One imagines all sorts of monstrous things about an unseen enemy.Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
He is sick of feeding cows and horses; he imagines that, on the pavement of London, he would walk with a manlier tread.The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft|George Gissing
The writer is, or imagines himself to be, in the city of Siena.Suspended Judgments|John Cowper Powys
Yes; to please old Calabressa, who imagines himself a diplomatist.Sunrise|William Black
Word Origin for imagine
noun plural imagoes or imagines (ɪˈmædʒəˌniːz)
Word Origin for imago
mid-14c., "to form a mental image of," from Old French imaginer "sculpt, carve, paint; decorate, embellish" (13c.), from Latin imaginari "to form a mental picture to oneself, imagine" (also, in Late Latin imaginare "to form an image of, represent"), from imago (see image). Sense of "suppose" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Imagined; imagining.
1797, from Latin imago "image" (see image).