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No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
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Meaning of "fig." in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FIG.

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WHAT DOES FIG. MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Fig

Fig, Fig., FIG, or figs may refer to: ▪ Ficus, a genus of about 850 species of woody trees ▪ Common fig, the species of Ficus widely cultivated for its edible fruit...

Definition of fig. in the English dictionary

The definition of fig. in the dictionary is figurative. Other definition of fig. is figure.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FIG.

fig
fig leaf
fig leaves
fig marigold
fig-bird
figeater
figged
figgery
figging
fight
fight back
fight it out
fight like Kilkenny cats
fight off
fight shy of
fight-or-flight
fightable
fightback
fighter
fighter jet

WORDS THAT END LIKE FIG.

Arg.
Brig.
cong.
e.g.
Eg.
eng.
Hung.
leg.
lg.
mag.
navig.
o.g.
org.
orig.
pg.
Reg.
sig.
sing.
trig.
Wig.

Synonyms and antonyms of fig. in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fig.» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FIG.

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The translations of fig. from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fig.» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

图。
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

higo .
570 millions of speakers

English

fig.
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंजीर .
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التين .
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рис .
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Figo .
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডুমুর।
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

figue .
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ara.
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feige .
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イチジク。
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그림 .
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anjir.
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vả .
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அத்தி.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंजीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

incir.
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Fico .
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rys .
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рис.
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fig .
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Το Σχ .
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Fig.
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fig.
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fig .
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fig.

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FIG.»

The term «fig.» is very widely used and occupies the 6.112 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FIG.» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fig.» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fig.» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fig.

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QUOTES WITH «FIG.»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fig..
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Epictetus
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FIG.»

Discover the use of fig. in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fig. and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fig Pudding
The story from one big brother's point-of-view of his family, in all their quirky glory, over the course of a year.
Ralph Fletcher, 2013
2
Inside the Painter's Studio
Inside the Painter's Studio offers a rare, firsthand look into the self-made universe of the artist's studio.
Joe Fig, 2009
3
Figs: The Genus Ficus
This book present a multidisciplinary approach to the botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of fig trees and figs of the Ficus species, including the fig of commerce, Ficus carica, the rubber tree, Ficus elastic, and the Bo tree, Ficus ...
Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, 2010
4
Hand Me a Fig Leaf
When Johnny Jackson unaccountably disappears, his grandfather contacts the police for help.
James Hadley Chase, 2000
5
Fig: goan atom 2
It is one of the premises of FIG that the poetic texts are written with an accent and with body. The book's drawings and photographic material add to the traffic between verbal and visual textualities.
Caroline Bergvall, 2005
6
Under the Man-fig
And the flavor of life just north of the Texas Gulf Goast is rarely captured in fiction." "In 1895, the year Under the Man-Fig was published, there was not a large body of Texas writing besides the Wild West tales published in dime novels.
Mollie Evelyn Moore Davis, 1895
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A Fistful of Fig Newtons
Here are Shepherd’s wild and wacky adventures, a dozen truer-than-life tales of college life on the G.I. Bill, of “Kidhood” in Hammond, Indiana, of tailgating on the Jersey Turnpike, and of other familiar defeats and humilations.
Jean Shepherd, 2010
8
Fig Heaven
From Mission and Kadota figs to Adriatic and Calimyrna varieties, award-winning cookbook author Marie Simmons leaves no fig or fig leaf unturned in this extraordinary book about this most extraordinary fruit: Fig Heaven.
Marie Simmons, 2009
9
The Fig Leaf Conspiracy: Sexuality As It Was Meant to Be
In this timely book, Jimmy Evans exposes an ancient plot designed to rob every man and woman of joy, fulfillment, health and genuine intimacy—the progressive distortion of God-given sexuality.
Jimmy Evans, 2008
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Descriptors for Fig (figus Carica)
ANNEX I. List of minimum highly discriminating descriptors for Fig Descriptor IPGRI Number Name 7.1.2 7.1.4 7.1.5 7.1.6 7.2.3.1 7.2.13 7.3.2 7.4.1 7.4.2 7.4.3 7.4.5 7.4.11 7.4.19 7.4.21 7.4.22 7.4.23 7.4.26 7.4.32 7.4.35 7.4.39 7.4.41 7.5.1 7.5.3 ...
Bioversity, 2003

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Fig. [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fig-1>. Feb 2020 ».
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