fig·​ured | \ ˈfi-gyərd How to pronounce figured (audio) , British and often US ˈfi-gərd \

Definition of figured

1 : adorned with, formed into, or marked with a figure figured muslin figured wood
2 : being represented : portrayed
3 : indicated by figures

Examples of figured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Swanson, a former investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, figured Cult of Glory as another earthy Texas history piece on the heels of Blood Aces, his fine book on Dallas’ Benny Binion. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "For all the baseball sins committed in Arlington, the name ‘Rangers’ feels like a minor one," 19 June 2020 The singer, who is known for openly embracing her curves, debunked the myth that full-figured women don’t exercise. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Lizzo Addresses Body-Shamers Who Question Her Health In A Powerful Video," 10 June 2020 The team hasn't quite figured out how to solve that problem, Chen says, but figures a temperature-regulating filter or face mask using the same underlying tech should do the trick Looks like the Predator's days are numbered. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "This Thermal Camo Wearable Is the Predator's Worst Nightmare," 5 Mar. 2020 But no one had quite figured out how the jellies’ goo worked until now. Cheryl Ames, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 13 Feb. 2020 There are also players who have plenty of raw talent, but haven't quite figured out how to channel it in the proper direction – at least, not yet. Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, "MLB 2020: Sleepers and players set to break out this season," 26 Feb. 2020 Six months later, Jim Irsay still hasn't quite figured out how to let go. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Jim Irsay doesn't close door on Andrew Luck return: 'We’ll see what happens'," 23 Feb. 2020 So the organs were salvaged, but the organ bundles and the textiles in the skull were arranged both to give Tamut a full-figured look and to disguise disfigurations that occurred during embalming. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "In Montreal, Egyptian Mummies, in 3-D, Have Secrets to Share," 18 Jan. 2020 Giving full-figured women greater access made economic sense. National Geographic, "The idea of beauty is always shifting. Today, it’s more inclusive than ever.," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of figured

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Jun 2020

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“Figured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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