Definition of Fig

1. Noun. A diagram or picture illustrating textual material. "The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

Exact synonyms: Figure
Generic synonyms: Illustration

2. Noun. Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
Exact synonyms: Common Fig, Common Fig Tree, Ficus Carica
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
Specialized synonyms: Caprifig, Ficus Carica Sylvestris
Terms within: Syconium

3. Noun. A Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi.

4. Noun. Fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Common Fig, Common Fig Tree, Ficus Carica

Definition of Fig

1. n. A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.

2. v. t. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.

3. n. Figure; dress; array.

Definition of Fig

1. Noun. A fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus ''Ficus'' that is native mainly to the tropics. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of the fig tree, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To move suddenly or quickly; rove about. ¹

4. Noun. (non-gloss definition Abbreviation of (term figure) (gloss diagram or illustration).) ¹

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Definition of Fig

1. to adorn [v FIGGED, FIGGING, FIGS] - See also: adorn

Medical Definition of Fig

1. Figure; dress; array. "Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on their heads, the males with chapeaux bras?" (Prof. Wilson) 1. A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands. 2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colours. The fruit of a fig tree is really the hollow end of a stem, and bears numerous achenia inside the cavity. Many species have little, hard, inedible figs, and in only a few does the fruit become soft and pulpy. The fruit of the cultivated varieties is much prized in its fresh state, and also when dried or preserved. See Caprification. 3. A small piece of tobacco. 4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; used in scorn or contempt. "A fig for Peter." Cochineal fig. See Conchineal fig. Fig dust, a preparation of fine oatmeal for feeding caged birds. Fig faun, one of a class of rural deities or monsters supposed to live on figs. "Therefore shall dragons dwell there with the fig fauns. " Fig gnat, a small fly said to be injurious to figs. Fig leaf, the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first clothing of Adam and Eve (Genesis III.7), a covering for a thing that ought to be concealed; especially, an inadequate covering; a symbol for affected modesty. Fig marigold, any tree of the genus Ficus, but especially F. Carica which produces the fig of commerce. Origin: F. Figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. Figa, fr. L. Ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. Fico. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fig

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fifty percent
fifty six
fig (current term)
fig leaves
fig marigold
fig moth
fig out
fig tree
fig up
fig wart
fig wasp

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