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figure

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1 a character used to represent a mathematical value

  • no doubt the figures on the price tags at the jewelry store are so small because the zeroes are so many
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2 a line that traces the outer limits of an object or surface

  • we could gradually see the figure of a ship coming our way through the fog
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3 a person who is widely known and usually much talked about

  • figures from the worlds of sport and entertainment will be guests at the White House dinner
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4 a small statue

  • painted wooden figures by untrained artists can be quite valuable on todayʼs antiques market
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5 a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes

  • the museum features a collection of figures strikingly attired in suits of medieval armor
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6 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)

  • upholstered the chair with a fabric embossed with figures of fleur-de-lis
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7 something that visually explains or decorates a text

  • the layout editor could have done a better job of getting the figures on the same page as the specific portion of text that they are intended to illustrate
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8 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something

  • a number of the paintings at the auction sold at figures far higher than had been estimated
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9 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance

  • the ice sculpture at the banquet was in the figure of an eagle spreading its wings
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10 the type of body that a person has

  • Martha has such a slender figure that just about anything looks good on her
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11 figures plural the act or process of performing mathematical operations to find a value

  • a person with a good head for figures
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12 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality

  • unshaven and dirty, he presents a sorry figure
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cut of one's jib


figure

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1 to come to a judgment about after discussion or consideration

  • we figured that we had better arrive early at the concert in order to get good seats
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2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement

  • letʼs figure the juice in the pan to be about a cup and just add it to the mix
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3 to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations

  • the car dealer figured that our monthly car payment would be $357
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4 to have as an opinion

  • the father figures that girls should have the same athletic opportunities as boys and supports his daughterʼs interest in soccer
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allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], believe, conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, think

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