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figure

noun

1 figure

A diagram or picture illustrating textual material:
— The area covered can be seen from Figure 2.

synonym: fig.

Roget 846: ugliness etc. adj.; deformity, inelegance; acomia; disfigurement etc. (blemish) 848; want of symmetry, inconcinnity; distortion etc. ... show more

Roget 812: price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure; demand, damage; fare, hire, wages etc. (remuneration) ... show more



2 figure

Alternative names for the body of a human being.

synonyms: anatomy, bod, build, chassis, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body ... show more.

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Dutch: personage, vorm, afbeelding, cijfer, menselijk lichaam, vlees
Polish: soma

3 figure

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

synonym: digit.

Roget 84: number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer; counter; round number; formula; function; series.    sum, difference, ... show more

Dutch: cijfer, getal

4 figure

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

Dutch: figuur

5 figure

A well-known or notable person:
— She is an important figure in modern music.

synonyms: name, public figure.

Roget 873: distinction, mark, name, figure; repute, reputation; good repute, high repute; note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation" [As You Like It], ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: publiek figuur
Polish: nazwisko

6 figure

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

Dutch: figuur
Polish: forma, ksztaƂt

7 figure

An amount of money expressed numerically.

Dutch: slot

8 figure

The impression produced by a person.

9 figure

The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals:
— The figure was about a thousand.

synonym: number.

Dutch: aantal, getal, hoeveelheid, stel, tal

10 figure

Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.

synonyms: figure of speech, image, trope.

Roget 554: representation, representment; imitation etc. 19; illustration, delineation, depictment; imagery, portraiture, iconography; design, designing; art, ... show more

Roget 521: figure of speech; facon de parler [Fr.], way of speaking, colloquialism.    phrase etc. 566; figure, trope, metaphor, enallage, catachresis; metonymy [Gramm.], ... show more

Dutch: manier van spreken, figuurlijke uitdrukking, stijlfiguur, beeldspraak, troop, trope
Polish: figura retoryczna

11 figure

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

12 figure

A decorative or artistic work.

synonyms: design, pattern.

Dutch: aftekening, dessin, patroon, tekening, werkje

13 figure

A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.

Polish: figura

verb

1 figure

Judge to be probable.

synonyms: calculate, count on, estimate, forecast, reckon.

Roget 448: appear; be visible, become visible etc. 446; seem, look, show; present the appearance of, wear the appearance of, carry the appearance of, have the appearance of, bear the appearance of, exhibit the appearance of, ... show more

Roget 882: be ostentatious etc. adj.; come forward, put oneself forward; attract attention, star it.    cut a figure, make a dash, make a splash, make a splurge, cut a dash, cut a splash, cut a splurge; ... show more

Roget 554: represent, delineate; depict, depicture; portray; take a likeness, catch a likeness etc. n.; hit off, photograph, daguerreotype; snapshot; ... show more

Roget 240: form, shape, figure, fashion, efform, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast; rough hew, rough cast; sketch; block out, ... show more

Roget 873: be conscious of glory; be proud of etc. (pride) 878; exult etc. (boast) 884; be vain of etc. (vanity) 880.    be distinguished ... show more

Dutch: voorspellen

2 figure

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.

3 figure

Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.

synonyms: envision, fancy, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize.

4 figure

Make a mathematical calculation or computation.

synonyms: calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, reckon, work out.

Dutch: plannen, uitwerken, calculeren, rekenen, becijferen, berekenen, uitrekenen

5 figure

Understand.


Moby thesaurus: Aristotelian sorites, Establishment, Goclenian sorites, Platonic body, Platonic form, Platonic idea, VIP, accept, acclaim, acknowledge, act, acute-angled triangle, add, adornment, adumbrate, advert to, aesthetic form, algebraize, allude to, amount ... show more.

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