from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Ficus, especially F. carica, native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for its edible multiple fruit.
- n. The sweet, hollow, pear-shaped, multiple fruit of this plant, having numerous tiny seedlike fruits.
- n. Any of several plants bearing similar fruit.
- n. The fruit of such a plant.
- n. A trivial or contemptible amount: not worth a fig; didn't care a fig.
- n. Dress; array: in full fig.
- n. Physical condition; shape: in fine fig.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics.
- n. The fruit of the fig tree, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds.
- v. To move suddenly or quickly; rove about.
- n. Abbreviation of figure (diagram or illustration).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
- n. A small piece of tobacco.
- n. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt.
- transitive v. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See fico.
- transitive v. To put into the head of, as something useless o� contemptible.
- n. Figure; dress; array.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move suddenly or quickly; rove about.
- n. The common name for species of the genus Ficus, and for their fruit.
- n. A name given to various plants having a fruit somewhat resembling the fig.
- n. A florideous alga, Callithamnion floridulum.
- n. The fig-tree.
- n. A raisin.
- n. In farriery, an excrescence on the frog of a horse's foot following a bruise.
- n. A contemptuous gesture, pretended to be of Spanish origin, which consisted in thrusting out the thumb between the first and second fingers. Also called fig of Spain and fico.
- n. As a colloquial standard of value or consideration, the merest trifle; the least bit: as, your opinion is not worth a fig; I don't care a fig for it.
- To insult with ficos, or contemptuous motions of the fingers. See fig, n., 7, and fico.
- To put into the head of, as something worthless or useless.
- n. Dress; equipment: used chiefly in the phrase in full fig, in full or official dress.
- n. Hence Condition; state of preparation or readiness: as, the horse is in good fig for the race.
- To dress or deck: as, to fig one out.
- To trick or hocus, as a horse, so as to make the animal appear lively or spirited, as by putting a piece of ginger into the anus.
- A common abbreviation of figure.
- n. In soap-making, same as figging.
- n. An abbreviation of figurative or of figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
- n. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
- n. Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
- n. a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
Consequently, all _goats_ were driven from the banks of this river; but one day, Theŏclos observed that the branches of a fig tree bent into the stream, and it immediately flashed into his mind that the Messenian word for _fig tree_ and _goat_ was the same.
Paul Barr conversed with my father, laying down the law in his most superb fashion regarding the immense fortune in store for any one who would start what he called a fig farm in this country.
A ripe fig is slightly soft and gives under light pressure.
Consider low-fat vanilla yogurt with berries, whole-grain fig cookies and fat-free chocolate pudding.
Looking at the bigger connections for frequency and duration in fig 14a, b: ie Germany/Turkey, Russia/Azerbaijan, Morocco/France.
Apparently the mistletoe fig is a slow grower, but I have time.
The mulberry produces a whitish paper, while that of the fig is dark.
A recent thread over on Hit and Run drove home the point that a lot of people think complaints about DRM and policies like the broadcast flag come down to thin fig leaves for a desire to pirate music.
She would bring them herself, and have a slice of galette or a fig from the big basketful with them.
And seeing a fig tree -- (In Mt 21: 19, it is "one fig tree," but the sense is the same as here, "a certain fig tree," as in Mt 8: 19, &c.).