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Figure (IPA: /ˈfɪɡjɝ/)


Figure (n.)

The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.

Figure (n.)

The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.

Figure (n.)

A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.

Figure (n.)

A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.

Figure (n.)

The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.

Figure (n.)

Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.

Figure (n.)

A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.

Figure (n.)

Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.

Figure (n.)

A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.

Figure (n.)

A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.

Figure (n.)

The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.

Figure (n.)

Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.

Figure (n.)

A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.

Figure (n.)

Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.

Figure (n.)

A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.

Figure (n.)

To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.

Figure (n.)

To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.

Figure (n.)

To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.

Figure (n.)

To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

Figure (n.)

To prefigure; to foreshow.

Figure (n.)

To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.

Figure (n.)

To embellish.

Figure (v. t.)

To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.

Figure (v. t.)

To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.

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Shortest idea in music, a short succession of notes

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Appearance of wood

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Representation of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium

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Illustrative image in a scholarly work

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Small bay stallion owned by Justin Morgan

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [After Neku says Beat's combo system is confusing] Well.. .un-fuse it! I can't figure it out, so you gotta!" - The World Ends with You

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A fellow that makes no figure in company, and has a mind as narrow as the neck of a vinegar-cruet." - Samuel Johnson

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An 'oxymoron' is a figure of speech using an intended combination of two apparently contradictory terms." - Oxymoron

Example Sentence (Quote)

"At least the state figure should have a head." - Vladimir Putin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Cervantes confronted typographic man in the figure of Don Quixote. (p. 242)" - Marshall McLuhan


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