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figure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of figure

  1. 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 Synonyms of figure digit, number, integer, numeral, numeric, whole numberWords Related to figure decimal, fraction; cipher; symbol

  2. 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 Synonyms of figure contour, outline, silhouetteWords Related to figure delineation, sketch; profile, skyline; cast, configuration, conformation, form, geometry, shape; framework, skeleton

  3. 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 Synonyms of figure big name, cause célèbre (also cause celebre), celeb, celebrity, icon (also ikon), light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, somebody, standout, star, superstar, VIPWords Related to figure favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms of figure lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms of figure nobody, noncelebrity

  4. 4 a small statue painted wooden figures by untrained artists can be quite valuable on today's antiques market Synonyms of figure figurine, statuetteWords Related to figure doll, dolly, hand puppet, marionette, puppet; bust, figurehead; carving, model, sculpture; dummy, form, manikin (also mannikin), mannequinAntonyms of figure colossus

  5. 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 Synonyms of figure dummy, mannequin, form, manikin (also mannikin)Words Related to figure doll

  6. 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 Synonyms of figure design, pattern, motif, motiveWords Related to figure scheme; device; adornment, caparison, decoration, embellishment, frill, garnish, ornament, trim

  7. 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 Synonyms of figure diagram, illustration, graphic, plate, visualWords Related to figure art, artwork; drawing, illumination, image, pictogram, pictograph, picture; caption, key, legend; inset; depiction, pictorialization, portrait, portrayal, representation; clarification, elucidation, explanation, explication, exposition

  8. 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 Synonyms of figure ante, charge, cost, damage, fee, price, freight, price tagWords Related to figure fair market value, market value, valuation, value; asking price, list price, sticker price; price point, rate, tariff, unit price; carrying charge, overcharge, service charge (also service fee), surcharge; deduction, discount, markdown, reduction, sale; deposit; down payment; account, bill, check, invoice, tab

  9. 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 Synonyms of figure cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, form, geometry, shapeWords Related to figure contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setupNear Antonyms of figure composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance

  10. 10 the type of body that a person has Martha has such a slender figure that just about anything looks good on her Synonyms of figure build, constitution, physique, form, frame, habit, shapeWords Related to figure anatomy, structure

  11. 11 figures pl  the act or process of performing mathematical operations to find a value a person with a good head for figures Synonyms of figure arithmetic, calculus, ciphering, computation, figures, figuring, math, mathematics, number crunching, numbers, reckoningWords Related to figure addition, division, multiplication, subtraction; calibration, measurement, mensuration; appraisal, assessment, estimation, evaluation, valuation

  12. 12 the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality unshaven and dirty, he presents a sorry figure Synonyms of figure aspect, dress, appearance, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard [archaic]Words Related to figure air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [archaic], physiognomy, superficies, visage


figure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of figure

  1. 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 Synonyms of figure choose, conclude, determine, decide, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)Words Related to figure decree, rule; cull, elect, handpick, pick, prefer, select, single (out); adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, find, judge, referee, rule (on), umpire; chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull (over), ponder, question, ruminate, study, think (about or over), weighNear Antonyms of figure abstain, decline, refuse, reject, turn down; delay, halt, hesitate, stall, temporize; shilly-shally, vacillate, waffle, waver

  2. 2 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement let's figure the juice in the pan to be about a cup and just add it to the mix Synonyms of figure calculate, call, conjecture, estimate, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeWords Related to figure conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms of figure calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  3. 3 to determine (a value) by doing the necessary mathematical operations the car dealer figured that our monthly car payment would be $357 Synonyms of figure cipher, compute, calculate, reckon, work outWords Related to figure add up, average, sum, tally, total, totalize; add, divide, multiply, subtract; allow (for), deduct, factor (in or into or out), figure in; figure out, solve (for); count, itemize, number; calibrate, gauge (also gage), measure, scale; assess, appraise, estimate, evaluate, rate, value; recalculate, recompute, refigure

  4. 4 to have as an opinion the father figures that girls should have the same athletic opportunities as boys and supports his daughter's interest in soccer Synonyms of figure allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, believe, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkWords Related to figure regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms of figure distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject


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