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Fig vs. Jig

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Fignoun

A fruit-bearing tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics.

Jignoun

(music) A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.

Fignoun

The fruit of the fig tree, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds.

Jignoun

A lively dance in 6/8 (double jig), 9/8 (slip jig) or 12/8 (single jig) time; a tune suitable for such a dance. By extension, a lively traditional tune in any of these time signatures. Unqualified, the term is usually taken to refer to a double (6/8) jig.

‘They danced a jig.’;

Fignoun

A small piece of tobacco.

Jignoun

A dance performed by one or sometimes two individual dancers, as opposed to a dance performed by a set or team.

Fignoun

The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; a whit.

Jignoun

(fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.

Fignoun

abbreviation of figurediagram or illustration

Jignoun

A device in manufacturing, woodworking, or other creative endeavors for controlling the location, path of movement, or both of either a workpiece or the tool that is operating upon it. Subsets of this general class include machining jigs, woodworking jigs, welders' jigs, jewelers' jigs, and many others.

‘Cutting circles out of pinewood is best done with a compass-style jig.’;

Figverb

(obsolete) To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion.

Jignoun

(mining) An apparatus or machine for jigging ore.

Figverb

(obsolete) To put into the head of, as something useless or contemptible.

Jignoun

(obsolete) A light, humorous piece of writing, especially in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.

Figverb

(intransitive) To move suddenly or quickly; rove about.

Jignoun

(obsolete) A trick; a prank.

Fignoun

A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.

Jignoun

A black person.

Fignoun

The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.

Jigverb

To move briskly, especially as a dance.

‘The guests were jigging around on the dance floor.’;

Fignoun

A small piece of tobacco.

Jigverb

To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

Fignoun

The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; - used in scorn or contempt.

Jigverb

(fishing) To fish with a jig.

Fignoun

Figure; dress; array.

‘Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on their heads, the males with chapeaux bras?’;

Jigverb

To sing to the tune of a jig.

Figverb

To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.

‘When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me likeThe bragging Spaniard.’;

Jigverb

To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.

Figverb

To put into the head of, as something useless o contemptible.

Jigverb

(mining) To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve.

Fignoun

a diagram or picture illustrating textual material;

‘the area covered can be seen from Figure 2’;

Jigverb

To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.

Fignoun

Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit

Jignoun

A light, brisk musical movement.

‘Hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig.’;

Fignoun

a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi

Jignoun

A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.

‘A jig shall be clapped at, and every rhymePraised and applauded.’;

Fignoun

fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

Jignoun

A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.

‘Is't not a fine jig,A precious cunning, in the late Protector?’;

Jignoun

A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.

Jignoun

A small machine or handy tool

Jigverb

To sing to the tune of a jig.

‘Jig off a tune at the tongue's end.’;

Jigverb

To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.

Jigverb

To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging, n.

Jigverb

To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.

Jigverb

To dance a jig; to skip about.

‘You jig, you amble, and you lisp.’;

Jigverb

To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.

‘The fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.’;

Jignoun

music in three-four time for dancing a jig

Jignoun

any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

Jigverb

dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions

Jig

The jig (Irish: port, Scottish Gaelic: port-cruinn) is a form of lively folk dance in compound metre, as well as the accompanying dance tune. It first gained popularity in 16th-century Scotland and Northern England, and was quickly adopted on mainland Europe where it eventually became the final movement of the mature Baroque dance suite (the French gigue; Italian and Spanish giga).

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