Meaning of FIGURE in English

FIGURE

n. 25B6; noun

the production figure : STATISTIC, number, quantity, amount, level, total, sum; ( figures ) data, information.

the second figure was 9 : DIGIT, numeral, numerical symbol.

he can't put a figure on it : PRICE, cost, amount, value, valuation.

I'm good at figures : ARITHMETIC, mathematics, sums, calculations, computation, numbers; Brit. informal maths; N. Amer. informal math.

her petite figure : PHYSIQUE, build, frame, body, proportions, shape, form.

a dark figure emerged : SILHOUETTE, outline, shape, form.

a figure of authority : PERSON, personage, individual, man, woman, character, personality; representative, embodiment, personification, epitome.

life-size figures : HUMAN REPRESENTATION, effigy.

geometrical figures : SHAPE, pattern, design, motif.

see figure 4 : DIAGRAM, illustration, drawing, picture, plate.

25B6; verb

a beast figuring in Egyptian legend : FEATURE, appear, be featured, be mentioned, be referred to, have prominence.

a way to figure the values : CALCULATE, work out, total, reckon, compute, determine, assess, put a figure on; Brit. tot up.

(informal) I figured that I didn't have a chance : SUPPOSE, think, believe, consider, expect, take it, suspect, sense; assume, dare say, conclude, take it as read, presume, deduce, infer, gather; N. Amer. guess.

(informal) ‘Rosemary's away.’ ‘That figures.’ : MAKE SENSE, seem reasonable, stand to reason, be to be expected, be logical, follow, ring true.

25A0; figure on (N. Amer. informal) they figured on paying about $100 : PLAN ON, count on, rely on, bank on, bargain on, depend on, pin one's hopes on; anticipate, expect to.

25A0; figure something out (informal) he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp : WORK OUT, fathom, puzzle out, decipher, ascertain, make sense of, think through, get to the bottom of; understand, comprehend, see, grasp, get the hang of, get the drift of; informal twig, crack; Brit. informal suss out.

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