effigy definition

  • noun:
    • A crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group.
    • A likeness or image, particularly of a person.
    • a dummy or any other crude representation of you, group or item which hated.
    • a likeness of a person.
    • The picture, likeness, or representation of people, whether a complete figure, or part; an imitative figure; -- commonly placed on sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or even those of this minds of princes on coins and medals, occasionally applied to portraits.
    • A representation or imitation of any object, in whole or perhaps in part; a graphic or a representation of a person, whether for the whole figure, the bust, and/or head alone; a likeness in sculpture, painting, or attracting; a portrait: most often applied to the numbers on sepulchral monuments, and popularly to numbers comprised of crammed garments, etc., to represent obnoxious people.
    • a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
    • A crude figure or dummy representing a hated individual or group.
    • A likeness or picture, specifically of an individual.
    • a dummy or any other crude representation of you, team or object that's disliked.
    • a likeness of one.
    • The image, likeness, or representation of one, whether the full figure, or part; an imitative figure; -- frequently applied to sculptured likenesses, as those on monuments, or even to those associated with the minds of princes on coins and medals, sometimes put on portraits.
    • A representation or replica of any object, entirely or in component; a picture or a representation of someone, whether regarding the entire figure, the bust, or the head alone; a likeness in sculpture, painting, or attracting; a portrait: most often placed on the figures on sepulchral monuments, and popularly to figures consists of filled clothes, etc., to express obnoxious people.
    • a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
  • idiom:
    • in effigy Symbolically, particularly in the type of an effigy: The deposed dictator was burned in effigy because of the group.
    • in effigy Symbolically, especially in the form of an effigy: The deposed dictator had been burned in effigy by the audience.

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