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figurative use

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  • figurative — [fig′yoor ə tiv΄, fig′yərə tiv] adj. [ME < OFr figuratif < LL figurativus < L figuratus, pp. of figurare, to form, fashion < figura, FIGURE] 1. representing by means of a figure, symbol, or likeness 2. having to do with figure drawing …   English World dictionary

  • figurative — [ˈfɪgərətɪv] adj a figurative meaning is not the usual LITERAL meaning of a word or phrase, but makes a description more interesting ‘My love is like a red, red rose is an example of the figurative use of language.[/ex] figuratively adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • use-by date — noun A date, indicated on a manufacturer s or distributor s label, after which goods, esp foods, are considered no longer fit for use (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑use * * * use by date UK [ˈjuːz baɪ ˌdeɪt] US [ˈjuz baɪ ˌdeɪt] noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • figurative — [[t]fɪ̱gərətɪv, AM gjər [/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you use a word or expression in a figurative sense, you use it with a more abstract or imaginative meaning than its ordinary literal one. ...an event that will change your route in both the… …   English dictionary

  • figurative — fig|u|ra|tive [ fıgjərətıv ] adjective 1. ) if you use words in a figurative way, you use them not in their normal LITERAL meaning but in a way that makes a description more interesting or impressive 2. ) figurative art represents people, objects …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • figurative — UK [ˈfɪɡərətɪv] / US [ˈfɪɡjərətɪv] adjective 1) linguistics if you use words in a figurative way, you use them not in their normal literal meaning but in a way that makes a description more interesting or impressive 2) art figurative art… …   English dictionary

  • figurative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Characterized by symbolism and imagery Nouns 1. figurativeness, figure of speech, figurative language, device; metaphor, conceit, euphuism; dead metaphor, mixed metaphor; way of speaking, colloquialism,… …   English dictionary for students

  • figurative — adjective a) Metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of cats and dogs in the phrase Its raining cats and dogs . b) Metaphorically so called Ant: literal See Also …   Wiktionary

  • figurative — adjective 1》 departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical. 2》 Art representing forms that are recognizably derived from life. Derivatives figuratively adverb figurativeness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Literal and figurative language — Literal and Figurative Languages have been divided into two separate classes by more traditional systems for analyzing language. In short, literal language refers to facts without any exaggerations or alterations of the subject at hand while… …   Wikipedia

  • Loss of use — is the inability, due to a tort or other injury to use a body part, animal, equipment, premises, or other property. Law.com defines it as the inability to use an automobile, premises or some equipment due to damage to the vehicle, premises or… …   Wikipedia


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