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English noun: figure

1. figure (communication) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material


SamplesThe area covered can be seen from Figure 2.


Synonymsfig


Broader (hypernym)illustration

2. figure (body) alternative names for the body of a human being


SamplesLeonardo studied the human body.
He has a strong physique.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.


Synonymsanatomy, bod, build, chassis, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma


Broader (hypernym)body, organic structure, physical structure


Narrower (hyponym)adult body, female body, juvenile body, male body, person


Part meronymhomo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. figure (quantity) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration


Samples0 and 1 are digits.


Synonymsdigit


Broader (hypernym)integer, whole number


Narrower (hyponym)0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ace, binary digit, Captain Hicks, cinque, cipher, cypher, decimal digit, deuce, deuce-ace, duodecimal digit, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, ennead, fin, five, fivesome, four, foursome, half a dozen, heptad, hexad, hexadecimal digit, I, II, III, IV, IX, leash, Little Joe, Little Phoebe, Nina from Carolina, nine, niner, nought, octad, octal digit, octet, octonary, ogdoad, one, pentad, Phoebe, quadruplet, quartet, quatern, quaternary, quaternion, quaternity, quint, quintet, quintuplet, septenary, septet, sestet, seven, sevener, sextet, sextuplet, significant digit, significant figure, single, sise, six, sixer, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tetrad, three, threesome, tierce, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, two, unity, V, VI, VII, VIII, zero

4. figure (artifact) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)


SamplesHe made a figure of Santa Claus.


Broader (hypernym)model, simulation


Narrower (hyponym)dummy, figurehead, figurine, marionette, puppet, snowman, statuette


Instance hyponymTrojan Horse, Wooden Horse

5. figure (person) a well-known or notable person


SamplesThey studied all the great names in the history of France.
She is an important figure in modern music.


Synonymsname, public figure


Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

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


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)equilateral, parallel, pencil, plane figure, solid figure, subfigure, three-dimensional figure, two-dimensional figure

7. figure (possession) an amount of money expressed numerically


SamplesA figure of $17 was suggested.


Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money

8. figure (attribute) the impression produced by a person


SamplesHe cut a fine figure.
A heroic figure.


Broader (hypernym)effect, impression

9. figure (attribute) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals


SamplesHe had a number of chores to do.
The number of parameters is small.
The figure was about a thousand.


Synonymsnumber


Broader (hypernym)amount


Narrower (hyponym)bulk, countlessness, fewness, innumerableness, majority, minority, multiplicity, numerosity, numerousness, preponderance, prevalence, roundness

10. figure (communication) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense


Synonymsfigure of speech, image, trope


Broader (hypernym)rhetorical device


Narrower (hyponym)conceit, exaggeration, hyperbole, irony, kenning, metaphor, metonymy, oxymoron, personification, prosopopoeia, simile, synecdoche, zeugma


Domain usage membersbell ringer, blind alley, blockbuster, bull's eye, cakewalk, dawn, domino effect, evening, flip side, goldbrick, home run, housecleaning, lens, mark, megahit, period, rainy day, sleeper, smash hit, summer

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


Broader (hypernym)percept, perception, perceptual experience


Antonymsground

12. figure (artifact) a decorative or artistic work


SamplesThe coach had a design on the doors.


Synonymsdesign, pattern


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation


Narrower (hyponym)argyle, argyll, bear claw, damascene, decal, decalcomania, device, emblem, herringbone, herringbone pattern, linocut, mandala, marking, mihrab, motif, motive, polka dot, pyrograph, screen saver, sunburst, tattoo, tetraskele, tetraskelion, triskele, triskelion, weave

13. figure (act) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating


SamplesShe made the best score on compulsory figures.


Broader (hypernym)maneuver, manoeuvre, play


Narrower (hyponym)figure eight, spread eagle


English verb: figure

1. figure (cognition) judge to be probable


Synonymscalculate, count on, estimate, forecast, reckon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)allow, take into account

2. figure (stative) be or play a part of or in


SamplesElections figure prominently in every government program.
How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?.


Synonymsenter


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be

3. figure (creation) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind


SamplesI can't see him on horseback!.
I can see what will happen.
I can see a risk in this strategy.


Synonymsenvision, fancy, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine


Verb grouprealise, realize, see, understand, visualise, visualize

4. figure (cognition) make a mathematical calculation or computation


Synonymscalculate, cipher, compute, cypher, reckon, work out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)reason


Narrower (hyponym)add, add together, approximate, average, average out, budget, capitalise, capitalize, deduct, differentiate, divide, estimate, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, fraction, gauge, guess, integrate, interpolate, judge, miscalculate, misestimate, multiply, process, prorate, quantise, quantize, recalculate, resolve, solve, subtract, survey, take off


Verb groupwork out


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

5. figure (cognition) understand


SamplesHe didn't figure her.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy


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