Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make into an effigy of something; form into a like figure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To form as an effigy.
  • verb transitive, by extension To fashion; to adapt.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin effigiatus, past participle of effigiare to form, from effigies. See effigy.

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