Definitions for "Figurative"
Used in a sense that is tropical, as a metaphor; not literal; -- applied to words and expressions.
Abounding in figures of speech; flowery; florid; as, a highly figurative description.
usually applied to language that uses figures of speech. Figurative language heightens meaning by implicitly or explicitly representing something in terms of some other thing, the assumption being that the "other thing" will be more familiar to the reader.
Representing by a figure, or by resemblance; typical; representative.
Relating to the representation of form or figure by drawing, carving, etc. See Figure, n., 2.
Artwork which represents the human form, an animal or object in a non-abstract way.