1. [ noun ] a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
Synonyms: fig

"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

Related terms: illustration
2. [ noun ] alternative names for the body of a human being
Synonyms: form flesh shape frame human_body anatomy bod chassis build soma physique material_body physical_body

"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

Related terms: body person female_body juvenile_body adult_body male_body person homo leg
3. [ noun ] (mathematics) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers
Synonyms: digit

"0 and 1 are digits"

Related terms: integer one two zero three decimal_digit four nine six five significant_digit eight seven binary_digit octal_digit digitize
4. [ verb ] judge to be probable
Synonyms: estimate calculate reckon forecast count_on
Related terms: judge allow calculation prognosis
5. [ noun ] (mathematics) a digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation
Synonyms: decimal_digit
Related terms: digit
6. [ noun ] a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

"he made a figure of Santa Claus"

Related terms: model model figurine puppet Trojan_Horse snowman figurehead dummy
7. [ noun ] a well-known or notable person
Synonyms: name public_figure

"they studied all the great names in the history of France" "she is an important figure in modern music"

Related terms: important_person
8. [ verb ] be or play a part of or in
Synonyms: enter

"Elections figure prominently in every government program" "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"

Related terms: be
9. [ noun ] the impression produced by a person

"he cut a fine figure" "a heroic figure"

Related terms: impression
10. [ noun ] an amount of money expressed numerically

"a figure of $17 was suggested"

Related terms: sum calculate
11. [ noun ] a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
Related terms: shape solid_figure subfigure pencil plane_figure
12. [ verb ] imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
Synonyms: see picture visualize envision fancy visualise image project

"I can't see him on horseback!" "I can see what will happen" "I can see a risk in this strategy"

Related terms: imagine understand visualise image mental_picture imagination illusion visionary visual_image fancy picturing figuration visualizer
13. [ verb ] (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation
Synonyms: compute calculate reckon cypher work_out cipher
Related terms: reason process estimate multiply subtract add divide resolve factor budget average recalculate interpolate prorate survey capitalize miscalculate extract quantise differentiate integrate mathematics solve count_on bet work_out zero calculation computer calculation calculator calculus calculator
14. [ noun ] the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
Synonyms: number

"he had a number of chores to do" "the number of parameters is small" "the figure was about a thousand"

Related terms: amount majority minority numerousness innumerableness fewness preponderance calculate total number number
15. [ verb ] understand (informal)

"He didn't figure her"

Related terms: get_the_picture colloquialism
16. [ noun ] (rhetoric) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Synonyms: figure_of_speech image trope
Related terms: rhetorical_device metaphor hyperbole simile oxymoron synecdoche kenning personification irony metonymy zeugma lens blind_alley
17. [ noun ] a decorative or artistic work
Synonyms: pattern design

"the coach had a design on the doors"

Related terms: decoration motif emblem weave marking pyrograph tetraskele linocut device screen_saver damascene bear_claw mandala tattoo mihrab argyle decal triskele polka_dot design
18. [ noun ] a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
Related terms: ground percept
19. [ noun ] (sport) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

"she made the best score on compulsory figures"

Related terms: maneuver jump spread_eagle figure_eight
Similar spelling:   fissure