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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 digit, number, integer, numeral, numeric, whole numberRelated Words 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 contour, outline, silhouetteRelated Words 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 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, VIPRelated Words favorite, heartthrob, hero, idol; demigod, dignitary, eminence, immortal, monument, pillar, worthy; baron, big shot, bigwig, kahuna, magnate, mogul, nabob, panjandrumNear Antonyms lightweight, mediocrity; has-beenAntonyms nobody, noncelebrity

  4. 4 a small statue <painted wooden figures by untrained artists can be quite valuable on today's antiques market> Synonyms figurine, statuetteRelated Words doll, dolly, hand puppet, marionette, puppet; bust, figurehead; carving, model, sculpture; dummy, form, manikin (also mannikin), mannequinAntonyms 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 dummy, mannequin, form, manikin (also mannikin)Related Words 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 design, pattern, motif, motiveRelated Words 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 diagram, illustration, graphic, plate, visualRelated Words 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 ante, charge, cost, damage, fee, price, freight, price tagRelated Words 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 cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, form, geometry, shapeRelated Words contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setupNear Antonyms 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 build, constitution, physique, form, frame, habit, shapeRelated Words 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 arithmetic, calculus, ciphering, computation, figures, figuring, math, mathematics, number crunching, numbers, reckoningRelated Words 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 aspect, dress, appearance, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard [archaic]Related Words 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 choose, conclude, determine, decide, name, opt, resolve, settle (on or upon)Related Words 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 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 calculate, call, conjecture, estimate, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeRelated Words conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms 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 cipher, compute, calculate, reckon, work outRelated Words 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 allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], conceive, consider, deem, esteem, feel, believe, guess, hold, imagine, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], suppose, thinkRelated Words regard, view; accept, perceive; depend, rely, trust; assume, presume, presuppose, surmise; conclude, deduce, inferNear Antonyms distrust, doubt, mistrust, question, suspect; disbelieve, discredit, reject


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