Definition of imaginary
imaginarilyplay \i-ˌma-jə-ˈner-ə-lē\ adverb
imaginarinessplay \i-ˈma-jə-ˌner-ē-nəs\ noun
Examples of imaginary in a Sentence
The two groups were separated by an imaginary line down the middle of the room.
an imaginary world of dragons and unicorns
Recent Examples of imaginary from the Web
Before general relativity, the only thing that could have explained this eccentric behavior would have been another planet’s gravity, an imaginary planet that Neptune predictor Urbain Le Verrier called Vulcan.
The pair, who played beer-loving Canadian bumpkins in an imaginary talk show, will perform at a benefit concert next month alongside Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd and Eugene Levy.
But in the new space, the house will get an imaginary family.
As for the origination of the idea of the imaginary character Harvey, the concept came from the playwright's love of Irish folklore and a nod to Celtic myths for good fortune.
A new task force will study one of the most contentious issues facing Miami-Dade: the imaginary line separating the county’s housing developments and shopping centers from the Everglades.
There is, of course, a long history of presidential administrations touting imaginary job gains from trade deals.
In Aslam’s powerful and engrossing fifth novel, set in an imaginary Pakistani city ruled by mob violence, sectarianism and intolerance, the principal characters become hunted fugitives.
His style reminds me a little of Calvin & Hobbes, particularly during Calvin’s jaunts into the imaginary: a lot of bold, messy brushwork and monsters that are half-scary, half-funny.
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First Known Use of imaginary
Synonym Discussion of imaginary
IMAGINARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imaginary for English Language Learners
: not real : existing only in your mind or imagination
IMAGINARY Defined for Kids
Definition of imaginary for Students
: existing only in the imagination : not real an imaginary world
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