english dictionary definition meaningYesDictionary.com



a   b   c   d   e   f   g   h   i   j   k   l   m   n   o   p   q   r   s   t   u   v   w   x   y   z   







Lookup English Definition:

figuratively    : [fɪgj'ʊrətɪvli]
Figurative \Fig"ur*a*tive\, a. [L. figurativus: cf. F.
figuratif. See {Figurative}.]
1. Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical;
representative.
[1913 Webster]

This, they will say, was figurative, and served, by
God's appointment, but for a time, to shadow out the
true glory of a more divine sanctity. --Hooker.
[1913 Webster]

2. Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not
literal; -- applied to words and expressions.
[1913 Webster]

3. Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a
highly figurative description.
[1913 Webster]

4. Relating to the representation of form or figure by
drawing, carving, etc. See {Figure}, n., 2.
[1913 Webster]

They belonged to a nation dedicated to the
figurative arts, and they wrote for a public
familiar with painted form. --J. A.
Symonds.
[1913 Webster]

{Figurative counterpoint} or {Figurative descant}. See under
{Figurate}. -- {Fig"ur*a*tive*ly}, adv. --
{Fig"ur*a*tive*ness}, n.
[1913 Webster]




install english dictionary definition & meaning lookup widget!


english dictionary definition meaning工具:
Select Color:

































































english dictionary meaning information:
  • Box | Definition of Box by Merriam-Webster
    History and Etymology for box Noun (1) Middle English, from Old English, from Latin buxus, from Greek pyxos Noun (2) Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis, from pyxos box tree Noun (3)
  • Predicament - definition of predicament by The Free Dictionary
    1 A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, or trying one, from which extrication is difficult
  • Crux | Definition of Crux by Merriam-Webster
    Did You Know? In Latin, crux referred literally to an instrument of torture, often a cross or stake, and figuratively to the torture and misery inflicted by means of such an instrument Crux eventually developed the sense of "a puzzling or difficult problem"; that was the first meaning that was used when the word entered English in the early 18th century
  • Exacerbation - definition of . . . - The Free Dictionary
    The unusual syntactical structure of this expression may be clarified by noting that the obsolete or archaic meaning of confound was ‘to overthrow, to bring to ruin’ while the obsolete meaning of confusion was ‘Overthrow, ruin ’ Thus, the line confusion worse confounded follows the pattern of repetition found in the previous line cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face To cause
  • table - Wiktionary
    1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess: A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, […]
  • Inductive Bible Study: Interpretation | Precept Austin
    Introduction We've all heard the following response when we have tried to share a truth from Scripture - "Well, that's just your interpretation!"This retort begs the question of whether there are in fact many valid interpretations or whether there is only one interpretation intended by the author (and the Author)
  • SBF Glossary: I - plexoft. com
    (Click here for bottom) I i I Roman numeral for one This is the one roman numeral that seems very natural For the claim that Roman numerals are efficient for computation, see two classics-list postings: and () I
  • Network Security Glossary | WatchGuard Technologies
    ACL (Access Control List) A method of keeping in check the Internet traffic that attempts to flow through a given hub, router, firewall, or similar device Access control is often accomplished by creating a list specifying the IP addresses and or ports from which permitted traffic can come
  • A Glossary of Publishing Terms - CONTEXTURE: HomePage
    This compilation is dedicated to the memory of our nameless forebears, who were the inventors of the pens and inks, paper and incunabula, glyphs and alphabets,
  • Japans a Scam - Japanese Rule of 7
    Wow, that’s very nice And fast too, considering I posted it like ten minutes ago But thanks, seriously





English Dictionary  2005-2009

|dictionary |Business Directories,Company Directories |ZIP Code,Postal Code