['fɪgə] or ['fɪɡjɚ]


(noun.) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; 'she made the best score on compulsory figures'.

(noun.) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); 'he made a figure of Santa Claus'.

(noun.) the impression produced by a person; 'he cut a fine figure'; 'a heroic figure'.

(noun.) a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.

(noun.) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; 'the area covered can be seen from Figure 2'.

(noun.) an amount of money expressed numerically; 'a figure of $17 was suggested'.

(noun.) a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.

(verb.) understand; 'He didn't figure her'.

(verb.) be or play a part of or in; 'Elections figure prominently in every government program'; 'How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?'.

格斯编辑--From WordNet


(n.) The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.

(n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.

(n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.

(n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low 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.

(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.

(n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.

(n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.

(n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.

(n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.

(n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.

(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.

(n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.

(n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.

(n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

(n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.

(n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.

(n.) To embellish.

(v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.

(v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.



n. [1]. Form, shape, conformation, configuration, outline, TOURNURE.[2]. Image, likeness, effigy, representation.[3]. Appearance (as respects action or conduct).[4]. Distinguished appearance.[5]. Design (on cloth, paper, &c.), pattern.[6]. (Geom.) Diagram, drawing.[7]. (Rhet.) Metaphor, trope, metaphorical term or expression.[8]. (Com.) Price.[9]. (Theol.) Type, emblem, symbol.[10]. (Arith.) Digit, number, numeral, character.

v. a. [1]. Adorn (with figures), diversify, variegate.[2]. Represent, symbolize, signify, typify, be typical of, shadow forth.[3]. Imagine, image, conceive, picture, have an idea of.[4]. Make a drawing of, make a representation of.

v. n. [1]. Make a figure, make a distinguished appearance, be distinguished, be conspicuous.[2]. Show off, cut a dash, make a great show, cut a figure.



SYN:Aspect, shape, emblem, type, image, condition, appearance, form, symbol,metaphor, likeness, delineation, illustration

ANT:Misrepresentation, deformity, disfigurement



n. the form of anything in outline: the representation of anything in drawing &c.: a drawing: a design: a statue: appearance: a character denoting a number: value or price: (rhet.) a deviation from the ordinary mode of expression in which words are changed from their literal signification or usage: (logic) the form of a syllogism with respect to the position of the middle term: steps in a dance: a type or emblem.—v.t. to form or shape: to make an image of: to mark with figures or designs: to imagine: to symbolise: to foreshow: to note by figures.—v.i. to make figures: to appear as a distinguished person.—n. Figurabil′ity the quality of being figurable.—adjs. Fig′urable; Fig′ural represented by figure.—n. Fig′urante a ballet dancer one of those dancers who dance in troops and form a background for the solo dancers:—masc. Fig′urant.—adj. Fig′urate of a certain determinate form: (mus.) florid.—n. Figurā′tion act of giving figure or form: (mus.) mixture of chords and discords.—adj. Fig′urative (rhet.) representing by containing or abounding in figures: metaphorical: flowery: typical.—adv. Fig′uratively.—ns. Fig′urativeness state of being figurative; Fig′ure-cast′er an astrologer; Fig′ure-cast′ing the art of preparing casts of animal or other forms.—adj. Fig′ured marked or adorned with figures.—ns. Fig′ure-dance a dance consisting of elaborate figures; Fig′urehead the figure or bust under the bowsprit of a ship; Fig′ure-weav′ing the weaving of figured fancy fabrics; Fig′urine a small carved or sculptured figure often specially such as are adorned with painting and gilding; Fig′urist one who uses or interprets figures.—Figurate numbers any series of numbers beginning with unity and so formed that if each be subtracted from the following and the series so formed be treated in the same way by a continuation of the process equal differences will be obtained.



To dream of figures, indicates great mental distress and wrong. You will be the loser in a big deal if not careful of your actions and conversation.





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