['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?'.
(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. . Form, shape, conformation, configuration, outline, TOURNURE.. Image, likeness, effigy, representation.. Appearance (as respects action or conduct).. Distinguished appearance.. Design (on cloth, paper, &c.), pattern.. (Geom.) Diagram, drawing.. (Rhet.) Metaphor, trope, metaphorical term or expression.. (Com.) Price.. (Theol.) Type, emblem, symbol.. (Arith.) Digit, number, numeral, character.
v. a. . Adorn (with figures), diversify, variegate.. Represent, symbolize, signify, typify, be typical of, shadow forth.. Imagine, image, conceive, picture, have an idea of.. Make a drawing of, make a representation of.
v. n. . Make a figure, make a distinguished appearance, be distinguished, be conspicuous.. 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.
- This figure is moveable, separable, and divisible. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- The same experienced union has the same effect on the mind, whether the united objects be motives, volitions and actions; or figure and motion. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- She laughed, and the Major did too, at his droll figure on donkey-back, with his long legs touching the ground. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- To Gerald, the smallish, odd figure of the German was distinct and objective, as if seen through field glasses. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- In such a Kaleidoscope, the circular figure will be formed by three reflections from each glass. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- During the Tudor and Stuart reigns a fashionable gift at christenings was the apostle, so called because at the end of the handle was the figure of an apostle. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Certainly; she is fonder of geraniums, and seems more docile, though not so fine a figure. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- In a whisper, he explained to me the apparition of the three figures on the platform of rock. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It threw a livid, unnatural circle upon the floor, while in the shadows beyond we saw the vague loom of two figures which crouched against the wall. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- It is written in letters, not figures,--twenty thousand. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- He was roused from a meditation on these dire imaginings by the sudden appearance of two figures at a turn of the lane. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- On another occasion when reconnoitring thus she beheld two female figures walking in the vale. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- The figures are the number of typhoid deaths occurring yearly out of 100,000 inhabitants. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Perhaps you could name the figures of a few wiolincellers of a good tone? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- A certain great traveller, who understood the Indians and their language, had figured in Mr. Seegrave's report, hadn't he? 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It's all figured out, _guapa_, he said softly against Maria's shoulder. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- The Netherlands figured largely in the crusades. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Many readers may have wondered why that question has not figured in these pages. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- And she brought him in the Morning Post, with the names of all the great people who had figured at Lord Steyne's entertainment the night before. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- In spite of resentment, by day and night she figured to herself the toils and dangers of the wanderers. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Then she figured in a waltz with Monsieur de Klingenspohr, the Prince of Peterwaradin's cousin and attache. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Geography, as often taught, illustrates the former; mathematics, beyond the rudiments of figuring, the latter. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- He was seated at this bench testing, figuring, and planning. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Wright, Nottingham bankers, but these bankers, figuring on the experience that had befallen the inventors of other spinning machines, soon withdrew their aid. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Moreover, reading, writing, and figuring--important school arts--demand muscular or motor training. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- In this way, the idea of a tired bank clerk came to change the figuring methods of the world. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Now he was sitting at the table with his notebook in front of him figuring all the technical part of the bridge-blowing. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- You may walk on the heath night or day, as you choose, so that you don't bother me; but no figuring in breeches again. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.