What does the word effigy mean?

Usage examples for effigy

  1. The late Sir Thomas looked at his widow, in effigy, from the wall opposite the end of the bed. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. " Comfort whom, where, and what thou wilt, miserable effigy of manhood! – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. And the same can be said of the Cherokee effigy mounds. – Virginia Architecture in the Seventeenth Century by Henry Chandlee Forman