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Meaning & Definition of Figure in English

English

Figure

/fɪgjər/

noun

1. A diagram or picture illustrating textual material

  • "The area covered can be seen from figure 2"
    synonym:
  • figure
  • ,
  • fig

2. Alternative names for the body of a human being

  • "Leonardo studied the human body"
  • "He has a strong physique"
  • "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
    synonym:
  • human body
  • ,
  • physical body
  • ,
  • material body
  • ,
  • soma
  • ,
  • build
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • physique
  • ,
  • anatomy
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • bod
  • ,
  • chassis
  • ,
  • frame
  • ,
  • form
  • ,
  • flesh

3. One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

  • "0 and 1 are digits"
    synonym:
  • digit
  • ,
  • figure

4. A model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

  • "He made a figure of santa claus"
    synonym:
  • figure

5. A well-known or notable person

  • "They studied all the great names in the history of france"
  • "She is an important figure in modern music"
    synonym:
  • name
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • public figure

6. A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

    synonym:
  • figure

7. An amount of money expressed numerically

  • "A figure of $17 was suggested"
    synonym:
  • figure

8. The impression produced by a person

  • "He cut a fine figure"
  • "A heroic figure"
    synonym:
  • figure

9. The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

  • "He had a number of chores to do"
  • "The number of parameters is small"
  • "The figure was about a thousand"
    synonym:
  • number
  • ,
  • figure

10. Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

    synonym:
  • trope
  • ,
  • figure of speech
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • image

11. A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

    synonym:
  • figure

12. A decorative or artistic work

  • "The coach had a design on the doors"
    synonym:
  • design
  • ,
  • pattern
  • ,
  • figure

13. A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

  • "She made the best score on compulsory figures"
    synonym:
  • figure

verb

1. Judge to be probable

    synonym:
  • calculate
  • ,
  • estimate
  • ,
  • reckon
  • ,
  • count on
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • forecast

2. Be or play a part of or in

  • "Elections figure prominently in every government program"
  • "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
    synonym:
  • figure
  • ,
  • enter

3. Imagine

  • Conceive of
  • See in one's mind
  • "I can't see him on horseback!"
  • "I can see what will happen"
  • "I can see a risk in this strategy"
    synonym:
  • visualize
  • ,
  • visualise
  • ,
  • envision
  • ,
  • project
  • ,
  • fancy
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • figure
  • ,
  • picture
  • ,
  • image

4. Make a mathematical calculation or computation

    synonym:
  • calculate
  • ,
  • cipher
  • ,
  • cypher
  • ,
  • compute
  • ,
  • work out
  • ,
  • reckon
  • ,
  • figure

5. Understand

  • "He didn't figure her"
    synonym:
  • figure

Examples of using

Men aren't usually as interested in figure skating as women are.
I can't figure out the reason why Tom did it.
I can't figure Tom out.