point or system of points, on one side of a mirror or lens, which, if it existed, would emit the system of rays which actually exists on the other side of the mirror or lens. Clerk Maxwell.

(Im"age) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imaged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imaging ]

1. To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure. "Shrines of imaged saints." J. Warton.

2. To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.

Condemn'd whole years in absence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more.

(Im"age*a*ble) a. That may be imaged. [R.]

(Im"age*less), a. Having no image. Shelley.

(Im"a*ger) n. One who images or forms likenesses; a sculptor. [Obs.]

Praxiteles was ennobled for a rare imager.

(Im"age*ry) n. [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]

1. The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass. "Painted imagery." Shak.

In those oratories might you see
Rich carvings, portraitures, and imagery.

2. Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.

What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?

3. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.

The imagery of a melancholic fancy.

4. Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.

I wish there may be in this poem any instance of good imagery.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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