Associations to the word «Imagining»


IMAGINE, verb. (transitive) To form a mental image of something; to envision or create something in one's mind.
IMAGINE, verb. (transitive) To believe in something created by one's own mind.
IMAGINE, verb. (transitive) To assume.
IMAGINE, verb. (transitive) To conjecture or guess.
IMAGINE, verb. (intransitive) To use one's imagination.
IMAGINE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise.

Dictionary definition

IMAGINE, verb. Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?".
IMAGINE, verb. Expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky