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Definitions of tropical

  1. Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Tropically. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to, produced in, or situated whithin, the tropics. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. (rhet.) Pertaining to a trope: changed from its proper or original sense: figurative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Pertaining to, or lying between, the tropics. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Pertaining to the tropics; torrid; sultry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Of the nature of a trope or metaphor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Pertaining to the tropics; being within the tropics; incident to the tropics; figurative; changed from its proper sense. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Figurative, as the use of a word. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for tropical

  1. It might now be richly productive, or a mere tropical wilderness. – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. The tent was tropical when he awoke, but Stingaree was still at his breakfast outside in the shade. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
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