noun, plural figures of speech. Rhetoric.
any expressive use of language, as a metaphor, simile, personification, or antithesis, in which words are used in other than their literal sense, or in other than their ordinary locutions, in order to suggest a picture or image or for other special effect.
Compare (def 1).
an expression of language, such as simile, metaphor, or personification, by which the usual or literal meaning of a word is not employed
noun 1. a shoe skate used in figure skating, especially one having a blade shorter than that of a racing skate, usually not extending beyond the toe or heel, and with notches or sawteeth on the curved forward edge.
noun 1. ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice. 2. a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques. 3. a competitive sport in which the skater is required to execute school figures and to perform one or […]
[fig-yuh-reen] /ˌfɪg yəˈrin/ noun 1. a small ornamental figure of pottery, metal, plastic, etc.; statuette. /ˌfɪɡəˈriːn/ noun 1. a small carved or moulded figure; statuette n. 1854, from French figurine (16c.), from Italian figurina, diminutive of figura, from Latin figura (see figure (n.)).
- Fig wart
fig wart n. See genital wart.