the class of literature comprising works of imaginative narration, especially in prose form.
works of this class, as novels or short stories:
something feigned, invented, or imagined; a made-up story:
We’ve all heard the fiction of her being in delicate health.
the act of feigning, inventing, or imagining.
an imaginary thing or event, postulated for the purposes of argument or explanation.
Law. an allegation that a fact exists that is known not to exist, made by authority of law to bring a case within the operation of a rule of law.
literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories
an invented story or explanation; lie
the act of inventing a story or explanation
(law) something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience, though probably false
Literature that is a work of the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact. Some examples of modern works of fiction are The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov.
adjective 1. of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, 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. 2. metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang. 3. abounding in or fond of […]
adjective 1. of or relating to the round preceding the final one in a tournament from which losers are eliminated. 2. (in boxing) of or relating to the second most important bout on a card, usually immediately preceding the main bout. noun 3. a semifinal contest or round. 4. (in boxing) the second most important […]
[sem-ee-fahyn-l-ist, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfaɪn l ɪst, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun, Sports. 1. a participant or one qualified to participate in a semifinal. semifinalist /ˌsɛmɪˈfaɪnəlɪst/ noun 1. a player or team taking part in a semifinal
[sem-ee-fin-isht, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈfɪn ɪʃt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. partially or almost finished. 2. (of a manufactured object) being in a form suitable for working easily into a finished product.