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Definitions of figure

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make a mathematical calculation or computation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. judge to be probable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. understand; "He didn't figure her" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. To prefigure; to foreshow. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To embellish. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. The outline or shape of a person or object; appearance; an image or statue; drawn or painted representation of a person; idea; pattern; type; sign or character denoting a number; a movement in a dance; musical phrase, or repeated theme; value or cost; as, the goods were sold at a high figure; a space bounded on all sides by lines or planes; a special or peculiar use of words; as, a figure of speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. To form into any determinate shape; show by resemblance; represent; symbolize; adorn or cover with a pattern; calculate or compute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. To be conspicuous; colloquially, to cipher; calculate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. The form of anything in outline; the representation of anything in drawing, etc.; a drawing; a design; a statue; appearance; a character denoting a number; value or price; (rhet.) a deviation from the ordinary mode of expression, in which words are changed from their literal signification or usage; (logic) the form of a syllogism with respect to the position of the middle term; steps in a dance; a type or emblem. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. To form or shape; to make an image of; to mark with figures or designs; to imagine; to symbolize; to foreshow; to note by figures. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. To make figures; to appear as a distinguished person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. Shape; form; statue; appearance; character denoting a number; metaphor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. To make an image of; mark with figures; note by figures. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. To make figures; appear conspicuously. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. To compute; calculate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. To form an image of depict; imagine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. To mark with figures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. To symbolize; prefigure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. To make a figure; be conspicuous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. To compute; cipher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. Shape; appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A drawing or other representation; figurative language; a metaphor; a type. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. An active or conspicuous person; distinction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. A numeral; hence, amount; price. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. One of the regular movements of a dance in which a certain set of steps is completed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Figured. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. The form of anything in outline; shape; distinguished appearance; appearance of any kind; magnificence; representation in painting, in drawing, &c.; a price: a statue; an image; the form of a syllogism with respect to the disposition of the middle term; a character denoting a number; a diagram; the horoscope; type, representative, or symbol; a mode of speaking or writing, in which words are deflected from their ordinary signification; the several steps or movements which the dancer makes in accordance with the music. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  65. To form into any determinate shape; to make a resemblance of; to cover or adorn with figures, to diversify; to represent typically or figuratively; to image in the mind; to prefigure; to note by characters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  66. To make a figure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  67. Shape; form; appearance; a character or shape denoting a number; a mode of expression; a type; an emblem; a diagram; in art, a representation of the human body; in rhet., mode of speaking in which words are turned from their ordinary sense-usually termed figure of speech; in logic, the arrangement of the middle term of a syllogism with the two terms of the conclusion; in familiar language, price or value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  68. To shape or form; to represent; to make a figure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  69. 1. a form having 3 lines or more. 2. digits that represent a number. thelawdictionary.org
  70. fig'[=u]r, n. the form of anything in outline: the representation of anything in drawing, &c.: a drawing: a design: a statue: appearance: a character denoting a number: value or price: (rhet.) a deviation from the ordinary mode of expression, in which words are changed from their literal signification or usage: (logic) the form of a syllogism with respect to the position of the middle term: steps in a dance: a type or emblem.--v.t. to form or shape: to make an image of: to mark with figures or designs: to imagine: to symbolise: to foreshow: to note by figures.--v.i. to make figures: to appear as a distinguished person.--n. FIGURABIL'ITY, the quality of being figurable.--adjs. FIG'URABLE; FIG'URAL, represented by figure.--n. FIG'URANTE, a ballet dancer, one of those dancers who dance in troops, and form a background for the solo dancers:--masc. FIG'URANT.--adj. FIG'URATE, of a certain determinate form: (mus.) florid.--n. FIGUR[=A]'TION, act of giving figure or form: (mus.) mixture of chords and discords.--adj. FIG'URATIVE (rhet.), representing by, containing, or abounding in figures: metaphorical: flowery: typical.--adv. FIG'URATIVELY.--ns. FIG'URATIVENESS, state of being figurative; FIG'URE-CAST'ER, an astrologer; FIG'URE-CAST'ING, the art of preparing casts of animal or other forms.--adj. FIG'URED, marked or adorned with figures.--ns. FIG'URE-DANCE, a dance consisting of elaborate figures; FIG'UREHEAD, the figure or bust under the bowsprit of a ship; FIG'URE-WEAV'ING, the weaving of figured fancy fabrics; FIG'URINE, a small carved or sculptured figure, often specially such as are adorned with painting and gilding; FIG'URIST, one who uses or interprets figures.--FIGURATE NUMBERS, any series of numbers beginning with unity, and so formed that if each be subtracted from the following, and the series so formed be treated in the same way, by a continuation of the process, equal differences will be obtained. [Fr.,--L. figura, fing[)e]re, to form.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  71. Countenance. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  72. An epithet for a compressive bandage, applied over the head after bleeding from the frontal vein. It has also been called bandage royal. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  73. External form, shape; (Geom.) superficial space enclosed by line (s), or three-dimensional space enclosed by surface (s), any of the classes of these, as triangle, sphere; bodily shape (has a well-developed f.); a person as seen (saw a f. leaning against the door; f. of fun, grotesque person); a person as contemplated mentally (the most terrible f. in our history); conspicuous appearance (make or cut a brilliant, poor, f., produce such impression; person of f., distinguished); image, likeness; representation of human form, statue, person in picture; emblem, type, simile; diagram, illustrative drawing, (abbr. for ref., fig.); horoscope; decorative pattern; evolution in dancing, division of set dance; (Skating) movement, series of movements, beginning& ending at centre; numerical symbol, esp. one of the ten in Arabic notation (double ff., number between 9& 100; income of five ff., between £10,000& £100,000; reach three ff., in cricket, get century; got it at a low, high, f., cheap, dear; (Rhet.; also f. of speech) recognized form of abnormal expression giving variety, force, &c., e.g. aposiopesis, hyperbole, metaphor; (Gram.) permitted deviation from rules of construction, e.g. ellipse; (Log.) particular form of syllogism according to position of middle term; (Mus.) short succession of notes producing single impression; f.-dance, dance or dancing exhibition with distinct divisions, f.-dancer, performer in this; f.-head, carving, usu. bust or full-length f., over ship\'s cutwater, nominal leader or president without real authority, (joc.) person\'s face. Hence figureless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  74. Represent in diagram or picture; picture mentally, imagine, (often to oneself); be symbol of, represent typically; embellish with pattern (figured satin); mark with numbers or prices, do arithmetic, cipher (f. up, reckon amount of); f. out, give result in ff. (figures out at £45); make appearance, appear, (f. as, pass for, assume character of), be conspicuous. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  75. f. of speech, (also, facet.) exaggeration, lie. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  76. The outline of an organ or a part. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  77. [L.] (Rhet.) An effective mode of expression, which deviates from the plainest form of utterance. There are F. of thought, as a simile ; and F. of language, as antithesis, chiasmus. Figures affect clauses and sentences, while a Trope affects a single word. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  78. n. [Latin] Form of any thing; shape; fashion; outline:—distinguished appearance; eminence;—the representation of any form by drawing;—painting, &c.; an image; a statue; a drawing;- a pattern copied in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article;—appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person;—a character standing for, or representing, a number; a numeral; a digit, as 1, 2, 3, &c.;—value as expressed in numbers; price;—a type or representative;—mode of speaking or writing in which words are diverted from their literal sense; metaphor; trope;—the form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term;—in astrology, the horoscope. Cabinet Dictionary
  79. The figure of any thing as terminated by the out lines; shape; person, external form, appearance mean or grand; distinguished appearance, eminence, remarkable character; a statue, an image; representations in painting; a character denoting a number; the horoscope, the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses; in theology, type, representative; in rhetorick, any mode of speaking in which words are detorted from their literal and primitive sense; in grammar, any deviation from the rules of analogy or syntax. Complete Dictionary

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