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 Dictionary entry overview: What does effigy mean? 

EFFIGY (noun)
  The noun EFFIGY has 1 sense:

1. a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

  Familiarity information: EFFIGY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EFFIGY (noun)

Sense 1effigy [BACK TO TOP]


A representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


effigy; simulacrum; image

Context examples:

the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln / the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

Hypernyms ("effigy" is a kind of...):

representation (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "effigy"):

Guy (an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day)

god; graven image; idol (a material effigy that is worshipped)

bird-scarer; scarecrow; scarer; straw man; strawman (an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds)

wax figure; waxwork (an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax)

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