An amount represented in numbers: sold for a large figure.
Mathematics A geometric form consisting of any combination of points, lines, or planes: A triangle is a plane figure.
The outline, form, or silhouette of a thing.
The shape or form of a human body.
An indistinct object or shape: saw figures dashing down the street.
A person, especially a well-known one: a famous historical figure.
A person's public image or presence: became a tragic figure overnight.
Impression or appearance made: cuts a dashing figure.
A person, animal, or object that symbolizes something.
A pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.
A design or pattern, as in a textile: silk with a paisley figure.
An illustration printed from an engraved plate or block.
A configuration or distinct group of steps in a dance.
A pattern traced by a series of movements, as in ice skating.
Music A brief melodic or harmonic unit often constituting the basis of a larger phrase or structure.
Logic Any one of the forms that a syllogism can take, depending on the position of the middle term.
Mathematics To calculate with numbers.
To make a likeness of; depict.
To adorn with a design or figures.
Music To write a sequence of conventionalized numbers below or above (the bass line) to indicate harmony.
Music To embellish with an ornamental pattern.
Informal To conclude, believe, or predict: I never figured that this would happen.