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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imagery  \Im"age*ry\,  n.  [OE.  imagerie  F.  imagerie.] 
  1.  The  work  of  one  who  makes  images  or  visible  representation 
  of  objects;  imitation  work  images  in  general,  or  in  mass. 
  ``Painted  imagery.''  --Shak. 
 
  In  those  oratories  might  you  see  Rich  carvings, 
  portraitures,  and  imagery.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  Unreal  show  imitation;  appearance. 
 
  What  can  thy  imagery  of  sorrow  mean?  --Prior. 
 
  3.  The  work  of  the  imagination  or  fancy;  false  ideas; 
  imaginary  phantasms. 
 
  The  imagery  of  a  melancholic  fancy.  --Atterbury. 
 
  4.  Rhetorical  decoration  in  writing  or  speaking;  vivid 
  descriptions  presenting  or  suggesting  images  of  sensible 
  objects;  figures  in  discourse. 
 
  I  wish  there  may  be  in  this  poem  any  instance  of 
  good  imagery.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imagery 
  n  :  the  ability  to  form  mental  images  of  things  or  events;  "he 
  could  still  hear  her  in  his  imagination"  [syn:  {imagination}, 
  {imaging},  {mental  imagery}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Imagery 
  only  in  the  phrase  "chambers  of  his  imagery"  (Ezek.  8:12).  (See  {CHAMBER}.) 
 




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