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.
metaphorically so called:
His remark was a figurative boomerang.
abounding in or fond of figures of speech:
Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.
Synonyms: ornate, ornamental, flowery, elaborate, florid, grandiloquent.
representing by means of a figure or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.
representing by a figure 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
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.
adjective 1. designed to fit closely but not snugly: a semifitted jacket.