Definition of Imaginary creature
1. Noun. A creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction.
Generic synonyms: Imagination, Imaginativeness, Vision
Specialized synonyms: Hypothetical Creature, Mythical Being, Giant, Hobbit, Mermaid, Merman, Cadmus, Monster, Witch, Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character, Psychopomp, Sylph, Unicorn
Specialized synonyms: Death, Gargantua, Maxwell's Demon, Martian, Humpty Dumpty, Jack Frost, Mammon, Father Christmas, Kriss Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nick, Tom Thumb
Lexicographical Neighbors of Imaginary Creature
Literary usage of Imaginary creature
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"An imaginary creature, supposed to be produced from a cock's egg ; a production long thought to be real. It was said to be in form like a serpent, ..."
2. How to Write a Story, Grades 1-3 by Jo Ellen Moore (2001)
"... CK.r.ct.r and ' ' A Giant page 26 page 28 Independent Story An Imaginary Creature Following the steps practiced in writing group and guided stories, ..."
3. Display of Heraldry by William Newton (1846)
"The Griffin is an imaginary creature, with which the science of heraldry is most particularly familiar. ..."
4. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1906)
"We shall j find that it is now necessary to alter the predicates : for it cannot be asserted that an imaginary creature breathes flame ; in predicating of ..."