imaginary being

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Noun1.imaginary being - a creature of the imaginationimaginary being - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
hypothetical creature - a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
mermaid - half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
merman - half man and half fish; lives in the sea
Cadmus - (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
character, fictional character, fictitious character - an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
psychopomp - a conductor of souls to the afterworld; "Hermes was their psychopomp"
sylph - an elemental being believed to inhabit the air
unicorn - an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
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This is the place peopled by imaginary beings including the "pie-pie van van", who lead you astray at night in the forest, and the "nutons" who work all night long repairing your shoes and saucepans.
For the Imaginary Beings series, first shown at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2012, Stratasys once again pushed the boundaries of its existing technological capabilities, showcasing a demonstration of 3D printed design pieces in color with a combination of different material properties, possible only with the Stratasys unique triple-jetting 3D printing technology.
Being a life-long, albeit minimally accomplished, user of the English language with access to the odd good dictionary, I am fully aware that neither the use of the word "awe" nor the word "wonder" requires recourse to imaginary beings of any kind or the invoking of some new-age spirituality hoo-ha for me to express marvel about the physical world around me.
Prehistorians did not always consider these imaginary beings as a unitary phenomenon.
HitStory Kids combines historical facts with fantasy in the form of perils, dreams and imaginary beings like sea monsters, mermaids, fairies, ghosts and exotic animals to entice the child's imagination while still maintaining clear boundaries between real and imaginary characters.
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Masters of the surreal, Delirium Lumens' astonishing live projections create vividlycoloured, spectacular landscapes full of imaginary beings and their float at this year's South Liverpool event promises to be something extra special.
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