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IMAG'INATIVE, a. That forms imaginations.

1. Full of imaginations; fantastic.

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IMAG'INATIVE, a. That forms imaginations.

1. Full of imaginations; fantastic.

IM-AG'IN-A-TIVE, a. [Fr. imaginatif.]

  1. That forms imaginations. Taylor.
  2. Full of imaginations; fantastic. Bacon. [“Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind.” S. T. Coleridge's Biog. Lit. I, 88. – E. H. B.] [See Imagination.]

  1. Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.

    In all the higher departments of imaginative art, nature still constitutes an important element. Mure.

  2. Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.

    Milton had a highly imaginative, Cowley a very fanciful mind. Coleridge.

  3. Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    -- Im*ag"i*na*tive*ly, adv. -- Im*ag"i*na*tive*ness, n.

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IMAG'INATIVE, adjective That forms imaginations.

1. Full of imaginations; fantastic.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

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This personage may be a fabulous being, or if such a person ever existed, he may have been named from his knowledge of letters, for in the ancient Persian, Kadeem signified language; Ir. Cuadham, to tell or relate; ceadach, talkative; ceadal, a story. Or he may have been name from his eminence or antiquity, kadam, to precede; Arabic, to excel; whence the sense of priority and antiquity; or his name may denote a man from the East.

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