fig·ur·a·tive
[fig-yer-uh-tiv]
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.”
2.
metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang.
3.
abounding in or fond of figures of speech: Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.
4.
representing by means of a figure or likeness, as in drawing or sculpture.
5.
representing by a figure or emblem; emblematic.
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Figurative definition, of the nature of or involving a figure of speech, especially a metaphor; metaphorical and not literal: The word “head” has several figurative ...

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Figurative definition is - representing by a figure or resemblance : emblematic. ... See the full definition for figurative in the English Language Learners Dictionary.

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When speech or writing is not literal, it is figurative, like when you say you have a ton of homework. You don't really have 2000 pounds of homework, do you?

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figurative meaning: 1. (of words and phrases) used not with their basic meaning but with a more imaginative meaning, in order to create a special effect: 2.

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figurative definition: The definition of figurative is something that is not to be interpreted literally, but that instead uses a symbol or a likeness. (adjective) An ...

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Definition of figurative - departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical, (of an artist or work of art) representing forms that are recognizably derive.

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