Figure

(redirected from figurative)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Figure

Refers to details about price including the bid and offer. See: Handle
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The figurative phrase was true: she was another woman than the one who had excited his desire.
Sir Leicester Dedlock has got the better, for the time being, of the family gout and is once more, in a literal no less than in a figurative point of view, upon his legs.
I remember being terribly upset once up the river (in a figurative sense, I mean).
The word is now used in a figurative sense to denote the poetic faculty, as in the following fiery lines of our great poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
While the ex-manager completed his toilet, he informed Nicholas that as he should have a fair start in America from the proceeds of a tolerably good engagement which he had been fortunate enough to obtain, and as he and Mrs Crummles could scarcely hope to act for ever (not being immortal, except in the breath of Fame and in a figurative sense) he had made up his mind to settle there permanently, in the hope of acquiring some land of his own which would support them in their old age, and which they could afterwards bequeath to their children.
He hissed through his teeth in unexpectedly figurative style that it would take a lot to persuade him to "push under the head of a poor devil of a girl quite sufficiently plucky"--and snorted.
This warrior, who, in the figurative language of his people, was called "the Swooping Eagle," had been the last to abandon the hopes of victory.
More than sixty full-color oil and watercolors depicting Morrison's abstract and figurative paintings provide the reader with the basis for appreciating the artist's subtly comic, religious, philosophical, and political viewpoints as depicted in his paintings--some of which are included in the Smithsonian Institution and the Art Institute of Chicago, among other prestigious museums and collections around the country.
Depending on the viewer's perspective, the lattice-wrapped volume will shift between a figurative sculpture and a giant window display.
In terms of the history of figurative sculpture in Africa, Yoruba artisans have been considered "the most prolific carvers of a wide variety of objects for domestic and ritual use." Therefore, understanding the origins and the aesthetics of the twin figure, ere ibeji, are offered from several fronts in this engaging catalogue.
shaped the theoretical debates, poetics, rhetorical, and figurative practices of an entire cultural horizon" (275).
"They're best remembered for their sensational figurative illustrations."