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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.

Figure

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

Figure Synonyms

Pattern, Design

Figure Synonyms

Digit

Figure Synonyms

Fig

Figure Synonyms

Physique, Anatomy, Fles, Human Body, Shape, Form, Soma, Material Body, Bod, Build, Chassis, Frame, Physical Body

Figure Synonyms

Public Figure, Name

Figure Synonyms

Number

Figure Synonyms

Trope, Figure Of Speech, Image

Figure Synonyms

Calculate, Estimate, Count On, Forecast, Reckon

Figure Synonyms

Figure Out, Work Out, Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Reckon, Cypher

Figure Synonyms

Enter

Figure Synonyms

Image, Visualise, Project, Fancy, Picture, See, Envision, Visualize

Translations

Figure in Spanish

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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