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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 today's 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
  • an aging athlete who maintained a youthful figure
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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
  • Let's 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
  • I figure I have as good a chance as anyone.
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