Figure - (n.) The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
Figure - (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
Figure - (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
Figure - (n.) A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
Figure - (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
Figure - (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
Figure - (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Figure - (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
Figure - (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Figure - (n.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.
Figure - (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Figure - (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
Figure - (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Figure - (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Figure - (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.
Figure - (n.) To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
Figure - (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
Figure - (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
Figure - (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Figure - (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.
Figure - (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Figure - (n.) To embellish.
Figure - (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Figure - (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.
Configured - (imp. & p. p.) of Configure
Configure - (v. t.) To arrange or dispose in a certain form, figure, or shape.
Defigure - (v. t.) To delineate.
Disfigured - (imp. & p. p.) of Disfigure
Disfigure - (v. t.) To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.
Disfigure - (n.) Disfigurement; deformity.
Disfigurement - (n.) Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity.
Disfigurement - (n.) That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot.
Disfigurer - (n.) One who disfigures.
Figured - (imp. & p. p.) of Figure
Figured - (a.) Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.
Figured - (a.) Not literal; figurative.
Figured - (a.) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3.
Figured - (a.) Indicated or noted by figures.
Figurehead - (n.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship.
Figurehead - (n.) A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real, head or chief.
Prefigured - (imp. & p. p.) of Prefigure
Prefigure - (v. t.) To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and similitudes; to foreshadow.
Prefigurement - (n.) The act of prefiguring; prefiguration; also, that which is prefigured.
Refigure - (v. t.) To figure again.
Transfigured - (imp. & p. p.) of Transfigure
Transfigure - (v. t.) To change the outward form or appearance of; to metamorphose; to transform.
Transfigure - (v. t.) Especially, to change to something exalted and glorious; to give an ideal form to.
Widmanstatten figures - () Certain figures appearing on etched meteoric iron; -- so called after A. B. Widmanstatten, of Vienna, who first described them in 1808. See the Note and Illust. under Meteorite.
Figure - —n. 1 external form or bodily shape. 2 a silhouette, human form (figure on the lawn). B person of a specified kind or appearance (public figure; cut a poor figure). 3 a human form in drawing, sculpture, etc. B image or likeness. 4 two- or three-dimensional space enclosed by lines or surface(s), e.g. A triangle or sphere. 5 a numerical symbol or number, esp. 0–9. B amount; estimated value (cannot put a figure on it). C (in pl.) Arithmetical calculations. 6 diagram or illustration. 7 decorative pattern. 8 movement or sequence in a set dance etc. 9 mus. Succession of notes from which longer passages are developed. 10 (in full figure of speech) metaphor, hyperbole, etc. —v. (-ring) 1 appear or be mentioned, esp. Prominently. 2 represent pictorially. 3 imagine; picture mentally. 4 embellish with a pattern etc. (figured satin). 5 calculate; do arithmetic. 6 symbolize. 7 esp. Us a understand, consider. B colloq. Make sense; be likely (that figures). figure on us count on, expect. Figure out work out by arithmetic or logic. [latin figura: related to *feign]
Disfigure - v. (-ring) spoil the appearance of. disfigurement n.
Double figures - n.pl. Numbers from 10 to 99.
Facts and figures - n.pl. Precise details.
Father-figure - n. Older man respected and trusted like a father.
Figured bass - n. Mus. = *continuo.
Figurehead - n. 1 nominal leader. 2 wooden bust or figure at a ship's prow.
Figure-skating - n. Skating in prescribed patterns. figure-skater n.
Lay figure - n. 1 jointed figure of a human body used by artists for arranging drapery on etc. 2 unrealistic character in a novel etc. [dutch led joint]
Prefigure - v. Formal (-ring) represent or imagine beforehand.
Public figure - n. Famous person.
Significant figure - n. Digit conveying information about a number containing it.
Transfigure - v. (-ring) change in form or appearance, esp. So as to elevate or idealize. [latin]
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