Anything imaginary is not real: it only exists in someone's head. We hate to ruin your day, but unicorns are imaginary.


Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.

Adjective S.
not based on fact; dubious; "the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt; "a small child''s imaginary friends"; "her imagined fame"; "to create a notional world for oneself"

Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.

An imaginary expression or quantity.


Im*ag"i*na*ry , a. [L. imaginarius: cf. F. imaginaire.] Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.
Wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills and fancied tortures?
Imaginary calculus See under Calculus. -- Imaginary expression ∨ quantity (Alg.), an algebraic expression which involves the impossible operation of taking the square root of a negative quantity; as, &root;-9, a + b &root;-1. -- Imaginary points, lines, surfaces, etc. (Geom.), points, lines, surfaces, etc., imagined to exist, although by reason of certain changes of a figure they have in fact ceased to have a real existence.Syn. -- Ideal; fanciful; chimerical; visionary; fancied; unreal; illusive.


Im*ag"i*na*ry, n. (Alg.) An imaginary expression or quantity.

Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal.

An imaginary expression or quantity.


Usage Examples

When you see a struggle that you may be having personally put on a big screen and in a roomful of people, then it makes you feel less crazy or alone, because you're seeing that other people are dealing with it too. You get to see in this imaginary scenario how people might try and answer some questions or deal with some problems.

Of all the planets apart from Earth in our solar system, Mars is the most hospitable. Yeah. Right. Better keep my visit short. And yet, despite the discomfort, the danger, I love it here. I love coming back for these imaginary vacations. The sights are amazing.

Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra's hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary lines the human organism, in the most intimate recesses of its being, manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.

The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.

I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.

I can relate to historical characters or imaginary ones. It doesn't matter if a story takes place in the future or in the present, as long as the story is compelling.

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Other Usage Examples

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.

I've studied a technique called the Sanford Miesner technique, that teaches you how to focus. It's mainly about daydreaming. And the technique's really about imaginary circumstances. Using your imagination to sort of daydream about stuff. It makes you emotional in a scene.

There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power.

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

I was just then going through a healthy reaction from the orthodoxy of my youth religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession, which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.


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