Definitions for: Effigy


[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: image, simulacrum

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

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