Definitions of figure

  1. To make a figure.
  2. To compute; calculate.
  3. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
  4. To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
  5. To form into any determinate shape; show by resemblance; represent; symbolize; adorn or cover with a pattern; calculate or compute.
  6. 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.
  7. To make an image of; mark with figures; note by figures.
  8. To form an image of depict; imagine.
  9. To mark with figures.
  10. To symbolize; prefigure.
  11. To be conspicuous; colloquially, to cipher; calculate.
  12. To make figures; to appear as a distinguished person.
  13. To make figures; appear conspicuously.
  14. judge to be probable
  15. 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?"
  16. To make a figure; be conspicuous.
  17. To compute; cipher.
  18. 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.
  19. a decorative or artistic work; " the coach had a design on the doors"
  20. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; " the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
  21. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; " she made the best score on compulsory figures"
  22. a model of a bodily form ( especially of a person); " he made a figure of Santa Claus"
  23. the impression produced by a person; " he cut a fine figure"; " a heroic figure"
  24. 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"
  25. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  26. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  27. an amount of money expressed numerically; " a figure of $ 17 was suggested"
  28. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  29. understand; " He didn't figure her"
  30. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
  31. 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.
  32. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
  33. 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.
  34. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
  35. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
  36. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2, 3, etc.
  37. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
  38. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
  39. 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.
  40. The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
  41. Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
  42. A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
  43. Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
  44. A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.
  45. 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.
  46. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
  47. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
  48. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
  49. To prefigure; to foreshow.
  50. To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
  51. To embellish.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Shape; appearance.
  55. A drawing or other representation; figurative language; a metaphor; a type.
  56. An active or conspicuous person; distinction.
  57. A numeral; hence, amount; price.
  58. One of the regular movements of a dance in which a certain set of steps is completed.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Figured.