Definitions English

  • A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
  • Mathematical calculations: good at figures.
  • 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 diagram.
  • 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.