Adjective "Figurative" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Figurative


    Definition:

    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.”.Synonyms: metaphorical, not literal, symbolic.

    2. metaphorically so called: His remark was a figurative boomerang.

    3. abounding in or fond of figures of speech: Elizabethan poetry is highly figurative.Synonyms: ornate, ornamental, flowery, elaborate, florid, grandiloquent.

    4. repre

    Examples:

    "works can be figurative."

    "paintings can be figurative."

    "senses can be figurative."

    "languages can be figurative."

    "arts can be figurative."

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