American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The name is due to the fact that such an insect, having passed through its larval stages, and having, as it were, cast off its mask or disguise, has become a true representation or image of its species. See cut under
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An image.
- n. (Zoöl.) The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See
Illust.of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
- n. an adult insect produced after metamorphosis
- n. (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
- From Latin imāgō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin imāgō, imāgin-, image. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In psychoanalysis, the term imago is an unconscious prototype of personae, the imago determines the way in which the subject apprehends others.”
“Certain cells, called imago cells, which served absolutely no purpose in the caterpillar's life up to now, suddenly kick in and take over.”
“Their rudiments appear in the embryo, often at a very early stage; they are recognisable in the larva, and the matured structures in the imago are the result of their slow process of growth, the details of which must be reckoned beyond the scope of this book.”
“One feature in which the larva often agrees with the imago is the possession on the terminal abdominal segment of a pair of long jointed cerci, and in many genera a median jointed tail-process (see fig. 9) is also present, in some cases both in the larva and the imago, in others in the larva during its later stages only.”
“The problem with both these options is that they do not recognize the implications of technology as a power and will themselves be reconfigured for the ends necessary of what we could half-jokingly call the imago tech rather than the imago Dei.”
“The second mission which involves recovering a lost mind seems even more routine and the narrator tells us that he is especially skillful in such, so imagine his surprise when after making an entrance in the child's mind, he cannot find the boy's "imago".”
“You don't actually *need* to be told what Scholl's origins are because he's practically the inverse of the "imago" who is actually human.”
“To violate that imago Dei by stripping and freezing him, by slamming him against a wall, or strapping him to a board to nearly drown him again and again and again, to bombard him with noise and light until he loses his mind, to reduce a human being to a mental and spiritual shell — nothing can justify this for a Christian.”
“The imago dei is a gift from our creator to each one of us, no matter what we accomplish.”
“Or the imago dei, the image of God, in which each one of us has been beautifully created?”
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