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Figurative meaning

figurative - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Containing figures; metaphorical.

figurative - examples of usage

  1. My excitement had never left me; I had had no doubt, during this last half- hour, that I was on the Enchanted Ground of the Enemy, so stray and figurative had been my impressions all day. - "The Dark Forest", Hugh Walpole.
  2. This language was too figurative and imposing for the parish, but it ran henceforward in our modest speech, " He's a cautious body." - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
  3. That children understand and use figurative language readily, shows that without going out of their childish world we can define symbolic expression to some degree, and this is a means of regulating fancy. - "Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School", Elizabeth P. Peabody.
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