figurate

adjective

fig·​u·​rate
ˈfigyərə̇t,
-ˌrāt
1
: relating to, composed of, or suggestive of a figure
2
: florid sense 1c
figurate counterpoint
figurately adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin figuratus, past participle of figurare to form

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of figurate was in 1530

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“Figurate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/figurate. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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