fig: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fig), [key]
— n.
  1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, esp. a small tree, F. carica, native to southwestern Asia, bearing a turbinate or pear-shaped fruit that is eaten fresh, preserved, or dried.
  2. the fruit of such a tree or shrub, or of any related species.
  3. any of various plants having a fruit somewhat resembling this.
  4. a contemptibly trifling or worthless amount; the least bit: His help wasn't worth a fig.
  5. a gesture of contempt.


Pronunciation: (fig), [key]
— n.
  1. dress or array: to appear at a party in full fig.
  2. condition: to feel in fine fig.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. figurative.
  2. figuratively.
  3. figure; figures.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • fig (Thesaurus)