- to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).
- to think, believe, or fancy: He imagined the house was haunted.
- to assume; suppose: I imagine they'll be here soon.
- to conjecture; guess: I cannot imagine what you mean.
- Archaic. to plan, scheme, or plot.
Origin of imagine
Synonyms for imagineSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for unimaginedinconceivable, surprising, unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unimagined
Examples from the Web for unimagined
Contemporary Examples of unimagined
We see that women were as caught up as the men in the new financial careers that took them to unimagined, monied places.They Saw It Coming
December 30, 2008
Historical Examples of unimagined
The glooms of the gigantic forest, spreading back to unexplored and unimagined depth, added to the sublimity of the scene.
In the second place it was a storehouse of unimagined treasures.
In like manner, deep-sea sounding may lead to great, as yet unimagined, results.The Ocean and its Wonders
But this adoration was a secret, guessed at home, perhaps, but unimagined at school.
The lawn stretched before her like water of an unimagined blackness.
- not having been conceived ofa hitherto unimagined scale
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to form a mental image of
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to think, believe, or guess
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to suppose; assumeI imagine he'll come
- (tr; takes a clause as object) to believe or assume without foundationhe imagines he knows the whole story
- an archaic word for plot 1
- Also: imagine that! an exclamation of surprise
Word Origin for imagine
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.