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Meaning of EFFIGY

Pronunciation:  'efijee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

EFFIGY is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: image, simulacrum
 See Also: bird-scarer, god, graven image, Guy, idol, representation, scarecrow, scarer, strawman, wax figure, waxwork



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ef"fi*gy\, n.; pl. {Effigies}. [L. effigies, fr.
effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape,
devise. See {Feign}.]
The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a
full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; -- commonly
applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or
to those of the heads of princes on coins and medals,
sometimes applied to portraits.

{To burn}, or {To hang}, {in effigy}, to burn or to hang an
   image or picture of a person, as a token of public odium.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: companion, copy, dead ringer, double, duplicate, exact likeness, fellow, icon, idol, image, likeness, living image, living picture, match, mate, miniature, mirroring, model, photograph, picture, portrait, reflection, resemblance, rubbing, semblance, shadow, similitude, simulacrum, spit and image, spitting image, trace, tracing, twin, very image, very picture