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 All sorts of trees are poached across North America — Douglas fir, black walnut, cedar, and even entire redwoods — and some rare woods, like redwood burl and figured maple, command far more money than the other trees that grow alongside them. Lyndsie Bourgon, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Sep. 2022 Libraries and physical bookstores closed, launch events were canceled, and publishers hadn’t quite figured out Zoom yet. Chelsea Leu, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 Tommy still hasn't quite figured out how to function without her. Samantha Highfill,, 11 June 2022 News outlets haven’t quite figured out how to adequately convey this—or, perhaps, admit this. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 25 May 2022 The front seats are especially comfortable and are supportive without being too snug on the tush for full-figured motorists. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Even in the world of the undead, however, Reginald is an outsider, being the only full-figured blood sucker in a world of beautiful, fit and incredibly vain vamps. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 Yet not every consumer is naturally green-figured and that is where Sproutl have identified additional opportunities for sales with novice gardeners. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Lia’s built less like Jane Russell, that full-figured girl from the old Playtex ads, and more like Johnny Weissmuller. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of figured

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Sep 2022

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“Figured.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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