imagines imagines  /ɪ ˈmæ dʒənz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
  2. (n) an adult insect produced after metamorphosis

Usage(s):

  1. The first act, full of bright colors and bouncy 1930s-style tunes, imagines the mother and daughter in their earlier salad days.
  2. One imagines that George Allen longs for the days when people thought macaca was just Latin for the macaque genus of monkeys and he still had a shot at, gulp, the White House.
  3. He imagines them everywhere: in parks and at Disneyland, on battlefields and factory floors, but especially on downtown sidewalks from Seattle to Shanghai.

News

  1. Twitter Account Casts Taylor Swift a Feminist

    Taylor Swift may not consider herself to be a feminist but a new Twitter account that re-imagines her as one has amassed over 80,000 followers in six days. FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) is the brainchild of self-proclaimed feminist and Taylor Swift fan Clara Beyer. The senior linguistics...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

  2. Behold, Classical Greek Statues Dressed Up Like Hipsters

    A photographer imagines ancient figures as bearded, Ray-Ban bespectacled hipsters. “What is a hipster?” The question has been posed and answered time and time again, but as an N+1 symposium on the topic averred, “All descriptions of hipsters are doomed to disappoint.” Even so, everyone has the image of a hipster in their head: large sunglasses, stylized haircuts, old-timey barbs, skinny jeans ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Twitter Makes Taylor Swift a Feminist

    Taylor Swift may not consider herself to be a feminist but a new Twitter account that re-imagines her as one has amassed over 80,000 followers in six days. FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) is the brainchild of self-proclaimed feminist and Taylor Swift fan Clara Beyer. The senior linguistics...        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "One imagines a terrifying rally of 'Star Trek' people shouting, 'One of us!'" Nugent said, in an interview conducted by e-mail, of course.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Benjamin Nugent Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The climate is not as grim as everyone imagines," Berri said on Monday after talks with Maronite Christian Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir. "There will be a president for Lebanon before November 24 with the consensus of all the Lebanese, God...
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Nabih Berri Source: Ynetnews

  3. "It's very dangerous and anybody who imagines they are not performing very important work that involves a great deal of ongoing danger is mistaken," Mr Howard said yesterday.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: John Howard Source: NEWS.com.au

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /