from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
- n. Psychology An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The final developmental stage of an insect after undergoing metamorphosis.
- n. An idealised concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An image.
- n. The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, the final, perfect stage or state of an insect, after it has undergone all its transformations and become capable of reproduction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an adult insect produced after metamorphosis
- n. (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
Latin imāgō, imāgin-, image.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin imāgō. (Wiktionary)