Meaning of FIGURE in English

FIGURE

I.

noun

1 amount/price

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

▪ low

▪ double

Four players reached double ~s in the scoring column.

▪ accurate , exact

▪ approximate ( esp. BrE ), ballpark , rough , round

▪ dollar ( AmE )

You can't put a dollar ~ on the lives ruined by the hurricane.

▪ real , reliable , true

▪ official

▪ latest

▪ inflated

▪ target

▪ attendance , census , sales , trade , unemployment

▪ audience , viewing (both esp. BrE )

VERB + FIGURE

▪ reach

The rate of inflation has now reached double ~s.

▪ exceed

▪ add , add together , add up , calculate

▪ compile

▪ disclose , release

The government has just released new unemployment ~s.

▪ cite , give , quote

▪ inflate

FIGURE + VERB

▪ add up

These ~s don't add up.

▪ be bandied about

Lots of different ~s were being bandied about.

▪ indicate sth , suggest sth

▪ reflect sth

PHRASES

▪ according to (the) ~s

The industry remains in the doldrums, according to official ~s out today.

▪ in round ~s

2 person

ADJECTIVE

▪ great

▪ central , key , pivotal

▪ important , influential , leading , major , powerful , prominent

a key ~ on the committee

▪ famous , well-known

▪ larger-than-life

▪ popular , respected

▪ controversial

▪ public

▪ national

▪ senior

▪ familiar

He was a familiar ~ in the town.

▪ unlikely

They were visited by the unlikely ~ of Bill Clinton.

▪ authority , dominant

▪ father , mother , parental

▪ tragic

▪ comic , ridiculous

▪ cult , heroic , iconic , legendary , mythical , mythological

▪ historical

▪ literary , political , religious

▪ government , opposition

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of authority/fun

3 shape of a person

ADJECTIVE

▪ cloaked , hooded , masked , robed

▪ life-size

▪ dark , shadowy

▪ ghostly

▪ seated , standing , etc.

The seated ~ in the corner beckoned me over.

▪ approaching , retreating

▪ sleeping

▪ central

the central ~ in the photo

▪ lone , single , solitary

▪ human

FIGURE + NOUN

▪ painter

▪ drawing , painting

4 shape of sb's body

ADJECTIVE

▪ beautiful , fine , good , handsome , lovely , stunning

She still had a lovely ~.

▪ curvy , hourglass

▪ sexy

▪ lean , slender , slim

▪ bulky , full , large , stocky

▪ lanky , tall , towering

▪ dashing , imposing , striking

▪ slight , small , tiny , trim

▪ lithe

VERB + FIGURE

▪ cut , have

He cut a dashing ~ in his uniform.

▪ keep

She's kept her ~ after all these years.

▪ watch

You need to watch your ~.

▪ lose

PHRASES

▪ a fine ~ of a man , a fine ~ of a woman

5 picture/diagram

VERB + FIGURE

▪ refer to , see

See Figure 8.

FIGURE + VERB

▪ illustrate sth , show sth

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ largely , prominently , significantly , strongly ( esp. BrE )

▪ hardly ( esp. BrE )

Vegetables hardly ~ at all in their diet.

PREPOSITION

▪ among

This man did not ~ among the suspects.

▪ in

The issue ~d prominently in our discussion.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .