Meaning of IMAGINARY in English


— imaginarily , adv. — imaginariness , n.

/i maj"euh ner'ee/ , adj., n., pl. imaginaries .


1. existing only in the imagination or fancy; not real; fancied: an imaginary illness; the imaginary animals in the stories of Dr. Seuss.


2. Math. See imaginary number .

[ 1350-1400; ME imaginarius, equiv. to imagin-, (s. of imago ) IMAGE + -arius -ARY ]

Syn. 1. fanciful, visionary, shadowy, chimerical, baseless, illusory.

Ant. 1. real.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .