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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fig:


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Definition of the noun fig

What does fig mean as a name of something?

Fig is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: figs

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


  1. Fig a.k.a. Fria Airport is an airport serving Fria, a town and prefecture in the Boke Region in the Republic of Guinea.
  2. Fig is an unincorporated community in Ashe County, North Carolina, southwest of Clifton. It lies at an elevation of 2,802 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Fig Tree Pocket.


Who is Fig?

Fig a.k.a. Marco St. John is an American actor who has starred in many films and on television. He is best known for his role as the perverted truck driver in the 1991 hit film Thelma & Louise. St. John is also well known in the horror fan community for playing Sheriff Tucker in the 1985 horror film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning.


  1. Fig is a fictional character from the film The Long Autumn.
  2. Fig is a fictional character from the 2011 film Pinching Penny.


"Fig" is a composition.


"Fig" is a 2013 film directed by Vincent Chui.

  • also known as A Fig
  • countries: Hong Kong, Macau
  • language: Cantonese
  • rating: G
  • released on


  1. Fig is a 2009 JBF Awards winning restaurant in Charleston.
    • some of the awards:
        • James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast nomination for Michael Lata
        • James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast nomination for Michael Lata
        • James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast nomination for Michael Lata
        • James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast, received by Michael Lata
        • James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program
    • official website:
  2. Fig is a file format.
  3. Fig a.k.a. golgi associated PDZ and coiled-coil motif containing is a gene.
    • also known as CFTR-associated ligand, dJ94G16.2 PIST, OTTHUMP00000040403, fused in glioblastoma, Golgi associated PDZ and coiled-coil motif containing protein, PDZ/coiled-coil domain binding partner for the rho-family GTPase TC10
  4. Fig a.k.a. chromosome 10 open reading frame 10 is a gene.
    • also known as decidual protein induced by progesterone, fasting induced gene

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fig

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Google previewA treatise on the culture and management of fruit trees (1803)

in which a new method of pruning and training is fully described ... by William Forsyth

The Murrey, or Brown Naples Fig, is a pretty large fruit ot a light brown colour, and the inside neatly ot the fame colour ; the flesh is well flavoured j and it ripens about the middle ot September 9 The Giecn Ischia Fig is an oblong fruit with a ...

Google previewIslamic Studies Today: Essays in Honor of Andrew Rippin (2016)

by Majid Daneshgar, Walid Saleh

The fig is a place of worship (masjid) in Damascus and the olive a place of worship in Jerusalem, which is the opinion of Ḥārith...

The fig is the place of worship of the People of the Cave, and the olive is Elijah's place of worship, which is the ...

Google previewThe Cracker Baker (1922)

The fig is a fruit which has been well known since ancient times and, together with the grape, is the fruit most frequently...

It is of interest to note that in Spain the fig is the fifth in value among fruit crops, and in 1910 a careful census was taken of ...

Google previewThe Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America (1949)

A "well-matured" dried fig means a dried fig which is well developed and in which the interior shows very good sugary tissue development that is sirupy ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopædia; Conducted by David Brewster, L L. D. ... with the Assistance of Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature. In Eighteen Volumes. Volume 1 [- 18] (1830)

The Malta fig is a small brown ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopædia (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

The Malta fig is a small brown fruit; the pulp sweet, and well flavoured. When permitted to hang on the tree till it be shrivelled, it forms a fine sweetmeat. The Murrey fig, or brownish-red Naples fig, is a large globular shaped fruit, of pretty good ...

Google previewThe Practical Gardener, and Modern Horticulturist (1828)

Containing the Latest and Most Approved Methods for the Management of the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower-garden, the Green-house, Hot-house, &c. &c. ... Including the New Method of Heating Forcing-houses with Hot Water Only by Charles McIntosh

The fig is a tree equally tender with the vine, indeed more so, as in many situations the tree is not sufficiently hardy to resist some of our severe winters, while the vine is seldom injured ; still the fig THE FRUIT GARDEN. 325 CHAP. IV.

Google previewThe American Gardener (1821)

Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Fencing and Laying-out of Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-houses; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of the Several Sorts of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Flowers by William Cobbett

The fig is a mawkish thing at best ; and, amongst such quantities of fine fruit as this country produces, it can, from mere curiosity only be thought worth raising at all, and especially at great trouble. 308. FILBERD.— This is a sort of Nut, oblong in ...

Google previewGeometrical problems deducible from the first six books of Euclid, arranged and solved. To which is added, an appendix containing the elements of plane trigonometry (1819)

by Miles Bland

FIG is the line required. Draw the perpendiculars FO, GO meeting in 0. Then since ED is parallel to FG, and the angles AED, ADE are equal, ,\ AFG and AGF are equal. But AFO = AGO, each being a right angle, .-. OGF=OFG, and 0F= OG; ...

Google previewA voyage performed by the late Earl of Sandwich round the Mediterranean in the years 1738 and 1739 (1799)

Embellished with a portrait of his Lordship by John Montagu ¬of Sandwich

The fig is the form of a cucumber, about four inches. long, and of a most delicious flavour, resembling strawberries very much both in taste and smell. When ripe it is of a bright yellow, the inside more inclined to the white, full of seeds, soft and ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

Fig. 39. Shews AEpinus's modification of the method of double touch. Figs. 40, 42. Shew Coulomb's method of making Artificial Magnets, as deduced from the ...

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (2010)

by John A. Beck

The fig tree thrives in the kind of environment so prevalent in the Promised Land, rocky terrain covered with a thin layer of topsoil. In both its wild and domesticated forms, the fig tree is so common that it is one of the signature trees of Israel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata - Zygoptera (2008)

Illustrated Keys to Known Families, Genera, and Species in South America by Charles W. Heckman

The pterostigma is absent or is strangely formed, not chitinized, or formed from several cells and never braced (Fig. 3.1.18).

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework (2002)

by Thérèse de Dillmont

Fig. 19. Openwork seam. stitches, placed alternately on the two edges to be joined. The first and the third stitch are worked over two threads, the middle one over four. The groups are five threads apart from each other. The seam represented in ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1992)

Volume 4 - Communications Human Factors to Cryptology by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

FIG. 12 Notch filter: a, filtered spectrum in the a-<t> space; b, filtered spectrum in the u-v space; c, original image in the x-y space; d, filtered image. 13, we show the original PET image (Fig. 13-o), the resulting filtered image using spectral ...

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Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches per sec. (J. Hart)
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Scrabble value of F4I1G2

The value of this 3-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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