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,Pope.
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.Holland.
(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 seeDryden.
Rich carvings, portraitures, and imagery.
2. Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?Prior.
3. The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
The imagery of a melancholic fancy.Atterbury.
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.Dryden.