Associations to the word «Figurative»

Wiktionary

FIGURATIVE, adjective. Metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of "cats and dogs" in the phrase "It's raining cats and dogs".
FIGURATIVE, adjective. Metaphorically so called
FIGURATIVE, adjective. With many figures of speech
FIGURATIVE, adjective. Emblematic; representative

Dictionary definition

FIGURATIVE, adjective. (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language".
FIGURATIVE, adjective. Consisting of or forming human or animal figures; "a figural design"; "the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read.

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.