Definitions for figurativeˈfɪg yər ə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. figurative, nonliteral(adj)

    (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech

    "figurative language"

  2. figural, figurative(adj)

    consisting of or forming human or animal figures

    "a figural design"; "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read

Wiktionary

  1. figurative(Adjective)

    Metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of "cats and dogs" in the phrase "It's raining cats and dogs".

  2. figurative(Adjective)

    Metaphorically so called

  3. figurative(Adjective)

    With many figures of speech

  4. figurative(Adjective)

    Emblematic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Figurative(adj)

    representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative

  2. Figurative(adj)

    used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions

  3. Figurative(adj)

    abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description

  4. Figurative(adj)

    relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2

  5. Origin: [L. figurativus: cf. F. figuratif. See Figurative.]


Translations for figurative

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مجازي, رمزي, استعاريArabic
  • образен, метафоричен, преносенBulgarian
  • metaforický, obrazný, přenesenýCzech
  • im übertragenen Sinne, übertragen, figürlich, sinnbildlich, symbolisch, bildlich, bilderreich, metaphorischGerman
  • μεταφορικόςGreek
  • figurado, figurativoSpanish
  • kuvaannollinenFinnish
  • figuré, figuratifFrench
  • samhlachailScottish Gaelic
  • átvitt értelemben, képletes, szimbolikus, átvitt, jelképesHungarian
  • figurativoItalian
  • 比喩Japanese
  • figurativoPortuguese
  • figurativRomanian
  • фигуральный, переносный, метафорический, образныйRussian
  • figurativSwedish
  • mecaziTurkish

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