[fig-yer-uh-tiv] /ˈfɪg yər ə tɪv/
of the nature of or involving a , especially a metaphor; metaphorical and not literal: The word “head” has several figurative senses, as in “She’s the head of the company.”.
Synonyms: metaphorical, not literal, symbolic.
metaphorically so called:
His remark was a figurative boomerang.
abounding in or fond of :
Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.
Synonyms: ornate, ornamental, flowery, elaborate, florid, grandiloquent.
representing by means of a or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.
representing by a or emblem; emblematic.
of the nature of, resembling, or involving a figure of speech; not literal; metaphorical
using or filled with figures of speech
representing by means of an emblem, likeness, figure, etc
(in painting, sculpture, etc) of, relating to, or characterized by the naturalistic representation of the external world
late 14c., from Old French figuratif “metaphorical,” from Late Latin figurativus, from figurat-, past participle stem of figurare “to form, shape,” from figura “a shape, form, figure” (see figure (n.)). Of speech, language, etc., “involving figures of speech,” from 1845. Related: Figuratively.
- Figure and ground
figure and ground n. An aspect of perception in which the perceived is separated into at least two parts, each with different attributes but each influencing the other.
[fig-yerd] /ˈfɪg yərd/ adjective 1. ornamented with a device or pattern: figured silk; figured wallpaper. 2. formed or shaped: figured stones. 3. represented by a pictorial or sculptured figure: The god is figured as part man, part beast. 4. Music. 5. figurative, as language. [fig-yer; especially British fig-er] /ˈfɪg yər; especially British ˈfɪg ər/ noun […]
[beys] /beɪs/ noun, Music. 1. a bass part in which the notes have numbers under them indicating the chords to be played. /beɪs/ noun 1. a shorthand method of indicating a thorough-bass part in which each bass note is accompanied by figures indicating the intervals to be played in the chord above it in the […]
noun 1. plate or sheet glass having a pattern rolled onto one side of the surface.