Im"age*ry (?), n. [OE. imagerie, F. imagerie.]
The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
In those oratories might you see
Rich carvings, portraitures, and imagery.
Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
What can thy imagery of sorrow mean?
The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
The imagery of a melancholic fancy.
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.
© Webster 1913.