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fig•ur•a•tive



Pronunciation: (fig'yur-u-tiv), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/figurative.html on line 79 [key]
adj.
1. of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, esp. a metaphor; metaphorical; not literal: a figurative expression.
2. metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang.
3. abounding in or fond of figures of speech: Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.
4. representing by means of a figure or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.
5. representing by a figure or emblem; emblematic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/figurative.html on line 135 figurative (Thesaurus)

 

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