HyperDic: imaginary_creature

English > 1 sense of the expression imaginary creature:
NOUNperson imaginary creature, imaginary beinga creature / creature of the imagination
English > imaginary creature: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA creature / creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction.
Synonymimaginary being
InstancesDeathThe personification of death / death / death
GargantuaA voracious giant in Francois Rabelais' book of the same name
Humpty DumptyAn egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century)
Jack FrostA personification of frost or winter weather
Mammon(New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit
Martianimaginary people who live on the planet Mars
Maxwell's demonAn imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole
Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. NickThe legendary patron saint of children
Tom ThumbAn imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumb
NarrowerCadmus(Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
fictional character, fictitious character, characterAn imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
giantAn imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength
hobbitAn imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet
hypothetical creatureA creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
mermaidhalf woman and half fish
mermanhalf man and half fish
monsterAn imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
mythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
psychopompA conductor of souls to the afterworld
sylphAn elemental being believed to inhabit the air
unicornAn imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
witchA being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
Broaderimagination, imaginativeness, visionThe formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
Spanishcriatura imaginaria, ente imaginario, ser imaginario
Catalancriatura imaginària, ésser imaginari

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