Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: fig
IPA transcription: [f'ɪɡ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: figure, fig
    Meaning: a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
Usage examples
  • Now shall I shew thee why thou art more naked and barer than the fig tree.
  • None of the French porters knew him; not a single official at Calais cared a fig for Mellersh.
  • Not that the Honorable Erastus cared a fig about this foolish talk of exterminating advertising signs.
  • You are the fig tree which, having failed so many times to bear fruit, at last withered, but God alone can judge your soul.
  • Then Our Lord cursed the tree that bare no fruit; that betokeneth the fig tree unto Jerusalem, that had leaves and no fruit.
  • For the rich southwest wind fed them, till pear grew ripe on pear, fig on fig, and grape on grape, all the winter and the spring.
  • The date palm was probably introduced by man, as were certainly the vine and the fig tree, which were widely cultivated, especially in the north.
  • And then He went without the town, and found in midst of the way a fig tree, the which was right fair and well garnished of leaves, but fruit had it none.
  • To which Sancho replied, "Ever since I have sniffed the governorship I have got rid of the humours of a squire, and I don't care a wild fig for all the duennas in the world."
  • He could not find a sweet grape or a ripe fig (if Epimetheus had a fault, it was a little too much fondness for figs); or, if ripe at all, they were overripe, and so sweet as to be cloying.