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Definition of Figure

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number; image; form; character; price; human shape, shape; impression; phrase; symbol
calculate; think, assume; portray, depict; express verbally; adorn with figures or patterns; embellish; express in numerical digits
Figure Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Kant Glossary
[A20/B35] Along with extension, figure is what remains after "I take away from the representation of a body that which the understanding thinks in regard to it, substance, force, divisibility, etc., and likewise what belongs to sensation, impenetrability, hardness, color, etc.". Pure intuitions consist of figure and extension; they "exist in the mind of a a priori as a mere form of sensibility...even without any actual object of the senses or of sensation". Since pure representations are those "in which there is nothing that belongs to sensation", figure and extension are pure intuitions.
Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
noun methaphor (figure of speech)
Wood Floor Terms
Inherent markings, designs, or configurations on the surface of the wood produced by the annual growth rings, rays, knots and deviations from regular grain.
Figure Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

\fig"ure\ (f&ibreve;g"&usl;r; 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.
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.
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 surfaces; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
5. the appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person; as, a sorry figure. i made some figure there. gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
6. distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show. that he may live in figure and indulgence.
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.
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. v. 14.
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.
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.
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. (b) a form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a florid embellishment.
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: -- 2/22/42/8 4/22/44/8 3/23/43/8 6/46/46/8

English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dull = n. figure, shape, farm, manner; pattern
Eiliw = n. aspect, figure, hue
Ffugyr = n. a type, a figure
Ffunud = n. figure, manner
Gosgedd = n. figure, shape
Lliw = n. a colour; a figure
Llymystryn = n. a lank figure
Pedrylun = n. a perfect figure
Shakespeare Words
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
one who alters the numbers on notes of credit or other paper money
WordNet 2.0

1. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
(synonym) fig
(hypernym) illustration
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, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh
(hypernym) body, organic structure, physical structure
(hyponym) person
(part-holonym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
3. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
(synonym) digit
(hypernym) integer, whole number
(hyponym) binary digit
4. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
(hypernym) model, simulation
(hyponym) dummy
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, public figure
(hypernym) important person, influential person, personage
6. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
(hypernym) shape, form
(hyponym) pencil
7. an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
(hypernym) sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
(derivation) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon
8. the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
(hypernym) impression, effect
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
(hypernym) amount
(hyponym) numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity
(derivation) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon
10. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
(synonym) trope, figure of speech, image
(hypernym) rhetorical device
(hyponym) irony
(class) lens
(class) blind alley
11. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
(antonym) ground
(hypernym) percept, perception, perceptual experience
12. a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
(synonym) design, pattern
(hypernym) decoration, ornament, ornamentation
(hyponym) argyle, argyll
13. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
(hypernym) maneuver, manoeuvre, play
(hyponym) figure eight

1. judge to be probable
(synonym) calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, forecast
(hypernym) judge
(hyponym) allow, take into account
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) enter
(hypernym) be
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, picture, image
(hypernym) imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage
(verb-group) understand, realize, realise, see
(derivation) figuration
4. make a mathematical calculation or computation
(synonym) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon
(hypernym) reason
(hyponym) quantize, quantise
(see-also) solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work
(verb-group) work out
(derivation) number
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
5. understand; "He didn't figure her"
(hypernym) get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
(classification) colloquialism
Figure Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
See: Full,  Handle.
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Figure Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of numbers
Fear of numbers
Dream Dictionary
To dream of figures, indicates great mental distress and wrong. You will be the loser in a big deal if not careful of your actions and conversation.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Figure Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Figure Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Figure may refer to:
  • A shape, drawing, or depiction
  • Figure (wood), wood appearance
  • Figure (music), distinguished from musical motif
  • Noise figure, in telecommunication
  • Dance figure, an elementary dance pattern
  • A person's figure, human physical appearance

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Figure Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
image; figure; enumeration
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Chart, horoscope, map, nativity.
Figure Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Both 'A' hands, held about a foot apart before the face, with palms facing each other move down simultaneously in a wavy, undulating motion.