Adjective "imagined" definition and examples

(Imagined may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Form a mental image or concept of.
  1. with clause 'I couldn't imagine what she expected to tell them'
  2. 'Can you imagine the outcry if English football fans were treated in this way?'
  3. 'Now imagine just what half a million recalled trucks just cost the General?'
  4. 'Children's chairs are commonplace now, but the concept had never even been imagined in Newcastle.'
  5. 'I bet she was imagining the horrors that we were going to go through.'
  6. 'Sometimes I try to imagine who would be the ideal partner for my friends.'
  7. 'But most Canadians have no trouble imagining that grim scenario.'
  8. 'But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine something like this could have happened.'
  9. 'I couldn't imagine even going on after that.'
  10. 'However they imagined this end, I cannot help but seeing an image of a body bag being zipped up.'
  11. 'Ready to go all-out to build the body you imagined in your dreams?'
  12. 'they suffered from ill health, real or imagined, throughout their lives'
  13. 'In short, women are more likely to have their pain dismissed as being more imagined than real, he says.'
  14. 'Few architects draw strange shapes for their own sake: there is usually some kind of real or imagined logic driving them.'
  15. 'Today, consumers consume at levels that few long ago could have imagined possible.'
  16. 'The danger of staying in there was more imagined than real, but damn I wanted out of there real bad!'
  17. 'He might have believed the pain he'd felt had been imagined if not for the mysterious situation he now was in.'
  18. 'He couldn't believe it, he must be imagining things.'
  19. 'It should be understood that the illness complaints are real and verifiable; the victims are not imagining their problems.'
  20. 'The apparent differences between women and men may also be more imagined than real.'
  21. 'I feel myself falling, deeper than I would ever have imagined possible.'
  22. 'For many years there's been a belief that this is a psychological condition, that it doesn't really exist, that the patients are imagining symptoms or malingering.'
Suppose or assume.
  1. 'Growing up she imagined that every other woman knew how to raise a child in the same way that they knew how to breathe.'
  2. 'With nothing tangible at stake in terms of league positions, one might have been forgiven for imagining that it would develop into a fairly mundane affair.'
  3. 'Based on his guess as to the size of the building he imagines that the purchase price would be in the region of US $750-900,000.'
  4. 'Without context we can end up imagining that we know it all, that what is past has no value, that maturity and wisdom can come from the pages of a book or the advice of a guru rather than out of the distilled wisdom of a lived life.'
  5. 'The Swede may have taken up his highly-paid job imagining that landing the World Cup was all that mattered to English football: he knows better now.'
  6. 'But while it has plenty of gentle slopes, do not let this fool you into imagining that it is purely for softies.'
  7. 'Where he went wrong was in imagining that the same small numbers could then sustain occupation of the country.'
  8. 'We're imagining that the first show will run something like this.'
  9. 'We would have shuffled on for a few more years - imagining that we were coping with a changing world if another train coming down the tracks hadn't blown us completely off course.'
  10. 'I watched a man struggled with the stubborn engine and the snow on his car, imagining that he wouldn't be in the best of moods.'

More definitions

1. to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses).

2. to think, believe, or fancy: He imagined the house was haunted.

3. to assume; suppose: I imagine they'll be here soon.

4. to conjecture; guess: I cannot imagine what you mean.

5. Archaic. to plan, scheme, or plot. verb (used without object), imagined, imagining.

6. to form mental images of things not present to the senses; use the imagination.

7. to s

More examples(as adjective)

"communities can be imagined."

"sales can be imagined."

"worlds can be imagined."

"scenes can be imagined."

"people can be imagined."

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(imagine)Middle English: from Old French imaginer, from Latin imaginare ‘form an image of, represent’ and imaginari ‘picture to oneself’, both from imago, imagin- ‘image’.