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fig 1

 (fĭg)
n.
1.
a. Any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Ficus, especially F. carica, native to the Mediterranean region and widely cultivated for its edible multiple fruit.
b. The sweet, hollow, pear-shaped, multiple fruit of this plant, having many tiny seedlike fruits.
2.
a. Any of several plants bearing similar fruit.
b. The fruit of such a plant.
3. A trivial or contemptible amount: not worth a fig.

[Middle English, from Old French figue, from Old Provençal figa, from Vulgar Latin *fīca, from Latin fīcus.]

fig 2

 (fĭg)
n.
1. Dress; array: in full fig.
2. Physical condition; shape: in fine fig.

[Perhaps from fig, to trot out a horse in lively condition, dress up, variant of feague, to make a horse lively, probably from Dutch vegen, to brush, from Middle Dutch vēghen.]

fig

(fɪɡ)
n
1. (Plants) any moraceous tree or shrub of the tropical and subtropical genus Ficus, in which the flowers are borne inside a pear-shaped receptacle
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these trees, esp of F. carica, which develops from the receptacle and has sweet flesh containing numerous seedlike structures
3. (Plants) any of various plants or trees having a fruit similar to this
4. (Plants) Hottentot fig sour fig a succulent plant, Mesembryanthemum edule, of southern Africa, having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp: family Aizoaceae
5. (used with a negative) something of negligible value; jot: I don't care a fig for your opinion.
6. dialect Also: feg a piece or segment from an orange
7. Also called: fico an insulting gesture made with the thumb between the first two fingers or under the upper teeth
[C13: from Old French figue, from Old Provençal figa, from Latin fīcus fig tree]

fig

(fɪɡ)
vb (tr) , figs, figging or figged
1. (foll by: out or up) to dress (up) or rig (out)
2. (Horse Racing) to administer stimulating drugs to (a horse)
n
3. dress, appearance, or array (esp in the phrase in full fig)
4. physical condition or form: in bad fig.
[C17 feague, of uncertain origin]

fig1

(fɪg)

n.
1. any tree or shrub of the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, bearing syconia as its fruit.
2. the turbinate or pear-shaped fruit of such a tree or shrub.
3. a contemptibly trifling amount; the least bit: Their help wasn't worth a fig.
4. a gesture of contempt.
[1175–1225; Middle English fige < Old French < Old Provençal figa « Latin fīcus]

fig2

(fɪg)

n.
1. dress or array: to appear at a party in full fig.
2. condition: to feel in fine fig.
[1685–95; earlier feague to liven, whip up < German fegen to furbish, sweep, clean; akin to fair1]

fig.

1. figurative.
2. figuratively.
3. figure.

fig


Past participle: figged
Gerund: figging

Imperative
fig
fig
Present
I fig
you fig
he/she/it figs
we fig
you fig
they fig
Preterite
I figged
you figged
he/she/it figged
we figged
you figged
they figged
Present Continuous
I am figging
you are figging
he/she/it is figging
we are figging
you are figging
they are figging
Present Perfect
I have figged
you have figged
he/she/it has figged
we have figged
you have figged
they have figged
Past Continuous
I was figging
you were figging
he/she/it was figging
we were figging
you were figging
they were figging
Past Perfect
I had figged
you had figged
he/she/it had figged
we had figged
you had figged
they had figged
Future
I will fig
you will fig
he/she/it will fig
we will fig
you will fig
they will fig
Future Perfect
I will have figged
you will have figged
he/she/it will have figged
we will have figged
you will have figged
they will have figged
Future Continuous
I will be figging
you will be figging
he/she/it will be figging
we will be figging
you will be figging
they will be figging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been figging
you have been figging
he/she/it has been figging
we have been figging
you have been figging
they have been figging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been figging
you will have been figging
he/she/it will have been figging
we will have been figging
you will have been figging
they will have been figging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been figging
you had been figging
he/she/it had been figging
we had been figging
you had been figging
they had been figging
Conditional
I would fig
you would fig
he/she/it would fig
we would fig
you would fig
they would fig
Past Conditional
I would have figged
you would have figged
he/she/it would have figged
we would have figged
you would have figged
they would have figged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fig - a diagram or picture illustrating textual materialfig - a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
illustration - artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
2.fig - Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruitfig - Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
fig - fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
caprifig, Ficus carica sylvestris - wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs
syconium - the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
3.FIG - a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
4.fig - fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
common fig, common fig tree, Ficus carica, fig - Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
Translations
fík
figenfigne
viikunaviikunapuu
smokva
füge
fíkja
イチジク
무화과
figa
vīģe
figa
figa
fikon
ต้นหรือผลตระกูลมะเดื่อ
quả vả

fig

[fɪg]
A. N
1. (Bot) → higo m; (early) → breva f (also fig tree) → higuera f
2. I don't give a fig for JB! (o.f.) → ¡me importa un comino JB!
B. CPD fig leaf Nhoja f de higuera (fig) (Art) → hoja f de parra

fig

[ˈfɪg] nfigue f
I don't care a fig, I don't give a fig → je m'en fiche

fig

nFeige f; I don’t care or give a fig (Brit inf) → ich kümmere mich einen Dreck darum (inf); I don’t give a fig what he thinks! (Brit inf) → seine Meinung kümmert mich einen (feuchten) Dreck (inf)

fig

[fɪg] nfico

fig

(fig) noun
a type of soft pear-shaped fruit, often eaten dried.

fig

تِيـن fík figen Feige σύκο higo viikuna figue smokva fico イチジク 무화과 vijg fiken figa figo инжир fikon ต้นหรือผลตระกูลมะเดื่อ incir quả vả 无花果