figment

(redirected from figments)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

fig·ment

 (fĭg′mənt)
n.
Something invented, made up, or fabricated: just a figment of the imagination.

[Middle English, from Latin figmentum, from fingere, to form; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

figment

(ˈfɪɡmənt)
n
a fantastic notion, invention, or fabrication: a figment of the imagination.
[C15: from Late Latin figmentum a fiction, from Latin fingere to shape]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

fig•ment

(ˈfɪg mənt)

n.
1. a mere product of mental invention; a fantastic notion.
2. a feigned, invented, or imagined story, theory, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin figmentum something made or feigned]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figment - a contrived or fantastic idea; "a figment of the imagination"
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

figment

noun invention, production, fancy, creation, fiction, fable, improvisation, fabrication, falsehood It wasn't just a figment of my imagination.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

figment

noun
1. An illusory mental image:
2. Any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
مِن نَسيج خَيالِه
smyšlenkavýmysl
tankespind
hugarburîur, ímyndun
vaizduotės padarinys
fikcija, izdomājumsiztēles auglis
hayal mahsulü

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] N a figment of the imaginationun producto de la imaginación
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] n
a figment of sb's imagination → le fruit de l'imagination de qn
The attack wasn't just a figment of my imagination → L'attaque n'était pas juste le fruit de mon imagination.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

figment

n a figment of the imaginationpure Einbildung, ein Hirngespinst nt; it’s all a figment of his imaginationdas ist alles eine Ausgeburt seiner Fantasie or Phantasie
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

figment

[ˈfɪgmənt] n it's a figment of the imaginationè frutto dell'immaginazione, è un parto della fantasia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

figment

(ˈfigmənt) : a figment of the/one's imagination
something one has imagined and which has no reality.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Love, socialism, the PEOPLE-- healthful figments of man's mind--were the things that cured and saved me.
Although Mainhall's enthusiasm was often tiresome, and although he was often unable to distinguish between facts and vivid figments of his imagination, his imperturbable good nature overcame even the people whom he bored most, so that they ended by becoming, in a reluctant manner, his friends.
In a state between sleeping and waking, you noticed her entrance and her actions; but feverish, almost delirious as you were, you ascribed to her a goblin appearance different from her own: the long dishevelled hair, the swelled black face, the exaggerated stature, were figments of imagination; results of nightmare: the spiteful tearing of the veil was real: and it is like her.
To which Sancho made answer, "By the living God, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, I cannot endure or bear with patience some of the things that your worship says; and from them I begin to suspect that all you tell me about chivalry, and winning kingdoms and empires, and giving islands, and bestowing other rewards and dignities after the custom of knights-errant, must be all made up of wind and lies, and all pigments or figments, or whatever we may call them; for what would anyone think that heard your worship calling a barber's basin Mambrino's helmet without ever seeing the mistake all this time, but that one who says and maintains such things must have his brains addled?
From whence she had come, or what she had undergone he could not guess, but that her Korak and their life among the apes was but a figment of a disordered mind he could not doubt.
She hoped that it might be but the figment of an overwrought imagination.
As a gude Calvinist, my saul's clear o' the smallest figment o' belief in Warks.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick was not only an English gentleman and an officer in name, he was also what these implied--a brave man; but when he realized that the sweet picture he had looked upon was but the figment of a dream, and that in reality he still lay where he had fallen at the foot of the grating with a lion standing over him licking his face, the tears sprang to his eyes and ran down his cheeks.
It certainly could not be refuted by a philosophy such as Kant's, in which, no less than in the previously mentioned systems, the history of the human mind and the nature of language are almost wholly ignored, and the certainty of objective knowledge is transferred to the subject; while absolute truth is reduced to a figment, more abstract and narrow than Plato's ideas, of 'thing in itself,' to which, if we reason strictly, no predicate can be applied.
There is no permanent wise man except in the figment of the Stoics.
Glenbard South High School will present "Figments," a farcical comedy, at 7:30 p.m.