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Meaning of FIGURE

Pronunciation:  'figyur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
  2. [n]  a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
  3. [n]  a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
  4. [n]  the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [n]  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"
  7. [n]  a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  8. [n]  a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
  9. [n]  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  10. [n]  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"
  11. [n]  an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
  12. [n]  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
  13. [n]  a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  14. [v]  understand (informal); "He didn't figure her"
  15. [v]  make a mathematical calculation or computation
  16. [v]  judge to be probable
  17. [v]  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"
  18. [v]  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?"

FIGURE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anatomy, bod, build, calculate, chassis, cipher, compute, count on, cypher, design, digit, enter, envision, fancy, fig, figure of speech, flesh, forecast, form, frame, human body, image, image, material body, name, number, pattern, physical body, physique, picture, project, public figure, reckon, see, shape, soma, trope, visualise, visualize, work out
 Antonyms: ground
 See Also: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ace, add, add together, adult body, allow, amount, amount, amount of money, apprehend, approximate, average, average out, be, bear claw, bet, binary digit, body, budget, bulk, capitalise, capitalize, Captain Hicks, cinque, cipher, compass, comprehend, conceive of, count, countlessness, cypher, damascene, decal, decalcomania, decimal digit, decoration, deduct, depend, deuce, deuce-ace, device, differentiate, dig, divide, dummy, effect, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, emblem, ennead, envisage, estimate, exaggeration, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, female body, fewness, figure eight, figure out, figurehead, figurine, fin, five, fivesome, form, four, foursome, fraction, gauge, get the picture, grasp, guess, half a dozen, heptad, hexad, homo, human, human being, hyperbole, I, ideate, II, III, illustration, imagine, important person, impression, individual, influential person, innumerableness, integer, integrate, interpolate, irony, IV, IX, judge, juvenile body, kenning, leash, lick, linocut, Little Joe, Little Phoebe, look, majority, male body, man, maneuver, manoeuvre, marionette, marking, metaphor, metonymy, minority, miscalculate, misestimate, model, mortal, motif, multiplicity, multiply, Nina from Carolina, nine, niner, nought, numerosity, numerousness, octad, octal digit, octet, octonary, ogdoad, one, organic structure, ornament, ornamentation, oxymoron, pentad, percept, perception, perceptual experience, person, personage, personification, Phoebe, physical structure, plane figure, play, polka dot, preponderance, prevalence, process, prorate, prosopopoeia, puppet, puzzle out, quadruplet, quantise, quantize, quartet, quatern, quaternary, quaternion, quaternity, quint, quintet, quintuplet, reason, recalculate, resolve, rhetorical device, savvy, screen saver, septet, sestet, seven, sevener, sextet, sextuplet, shape, significant digit, significant figure, simile, simulation, single, sise, six, sixer, snowman, solid figure, solve, somebody, someone, soul, spread eagle, statuette, subfigure, subtract, sum, sum of money, survey, synecdoche, take into account, take off, tattoo, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tetrad, three, three-dimensional figure, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, Trojan Horse, two, two-dimensional figure, unity, V, VI, VII, VIII, weave, whole number, Wooden Horse, work, zero, zeugma



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fig"ure\ (?; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to
    fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.]
    1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
             Flowers have all exquisite figures.   --Bacon.
    2. 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.
             A coin that bears the figure of an angel. --Shak.
    3. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article;
       a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a
       pretty figure.
    4. (Geom.) 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.
    5. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer
       of a person; as, a sorry figure.
             I made some figure there.             --Dryden.
             Gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
    6. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous
       representation; splendor; show.
             That he may live in figure and indulgence. --Law.
    7. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a
       digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
    8. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are
       estimated or sold at a low figure. [Colloq.]
             With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest
             figure.                               --Thackeray.
    9. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to
       another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes
       a type or representative.
             Who is the figure of Him that was to come. --Rom. v.
    10. (Rhet.) 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.
              To represent the imagination under the figure of a
              wing.                                --Macaulay.
    11. (Logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the
        relative position of the middle term.
    12. (Dancing) Any one of the several regular steps or
        movements made by a dancer.
    13. (Astrol.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the
        astrological houses. --Johnson.
    14. (Music)
        (a) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as
            a group of chords, which produce a single complete
            and distinct impression. --Grove.
        (b) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a
            strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid
    Note: Figures are often written upon the staff in music to
          denote the kind of measure. They are usually in the
          form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many
          notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained
          in one measure or bar. Thus, 2/4 signifies that the
          measure contains two quarter notes. The following are
          the principal figures used for this purpose:
  2. \Fig"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Figured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Figuring}.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See
    {Figure}, n.]
    1. 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.
             If love, alas! be pain I bear,
             No thought can figure, and no tongue declare.Prior.
    2. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
             The vaulty top of heaven Figured quite o'er with
             burning meteors.                      --Shak.
    3. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
             As through a crystal glass the figured hours are
             seen.                                 --Dryden.
    4. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
             Whose white vestments figure innocence. --Shak.
    5. To prefigure; to foreshow.
             In this the heaven figures some event. --Shak.
    6. (Mus.)
       (a) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other
           characters, in order to indicate the accompanying
       (b) To embellish.
    {To figure out}, to solve; to compute or find the result of.
    {To figure up}, to add; to reckon; to compute the amount of.
  3. \Fig"ure\, v. t.
    1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as,
       the envoy figured at court.
             Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring
             away brilliantly.                     --M. Arnold.
    2. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring
       to secure the nomination. [Colloq.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing mysterious figures in your dream means great mental distress.
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