1. figure of speech language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  2. feature of speech (linguistics) a distinctive characteristic of a linguistic unit that serves to distinguish it from other units of the same kind
  3. respect regard highly; think much of
  4. defect of speech a disorder of oral speech
  5. freedom of speech right guaranteed by the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution
  6. organ of speech any of the organs involved in speech production
  7. part of speech one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
  8. figure of eight a knot having the shape of the numeral 8
  9. figure of merit a numerical expression representing the efficiency of a given system, material, or procedure
  10. grosbeak any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
  11. grossbeak any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
  12. visible speech spectrogram of speech; speech displayed spectrographically
  13. figured bass a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
  14. Fragaria vesca Europe
  15. figure skate an ice skate worn for figure skating
  16. keynote speech a speech setting forth the keynote
  17. retrospect contemplation of things past
  18. phatic speech conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
  19. perspective a way of regarding situations or topics
  20. fissure of Sylvius the deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures