fig fig  /ˈfɪɡ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  2. (n) Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  3. (n) a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
  4. (n) fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

Usage(s):

  1. After years of being thought of as Newton filling, figs are popular again.
  2. Kevin Reilly, president of NBC Entertainment, felt Fey was using the news setting as a fig leaf for her own experience and encouraged her to write what she knew.
  3. Holden Caulfield is a moldy fig; the Lord of the Flies has been swatted.

News

  1. Dolce & Gabanna, Carolina Herrara stores coming to Esquire Theater

    Crain's Chicago Business reports: Fashion houses Dolce & Gabanna and Carolina Herrera have leased space in the former Esquire Theater building along with New York restaurant Fig & Olive.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Electric-Car Maker Coda Wins Approval of Fortress Sale

    Coda Holdings Inc., parent of the electric-car maker that sold fewer than 100 vehicles, won court approval of a $25 million sale to a group led by a Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) unit.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. RUDY FIG

    a sylph fairy alien magic wonderland That is the world of the  Wonderfully Talented RUDY FIG Enjoy her blog here ! About Rudy (quote from her website ): "Rudy Fig is a 23 year old, US based, oil painter and Toy enthusiast.  With toy designers for parents, Rudy grew up in a very creative environment and excelled in the arts from a young age.  After flunking out of art school (with flying colors ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

Quotes

  1. "There's an increasing number of cases where there's no legal fig leaf," Jerome Cohen, a venerable China law expert at New York University who has advised Xue's wife, said in an interview before the verdict.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: St Jerome Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I won't be anyone's fig leaf or anyone's third wheel," Barak told the crowd ahead of the vote. "We will be the counterweight that will guarantee that we won't have a narrow right-wing government, but a real government that will take care of...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Ehud Barak Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. After Peres appointed Netanyahu to construct the next government, Livni said she would refuse to serve as a "fig leaf for a government of paralysis" that did not promote peace.
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Tzipi Livni Source: FOXNews

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