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Overview of noun figure

The noun figure has 13 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (65) figure, fig

(a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2")

2. (48) human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh

(alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak")

3. (18) digit, figure

(one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits")

4. (14) figure

(a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus")

5. (13) name, figure, public figure

(a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music")

6. (8) figure

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

7. (8) figure

(an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested")

8. (8) figure

(the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure")

9. (1) number, figure

(the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand")

10. trope, figure of speech, figure, image

(language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense)

11. figure

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

12. design, pattern, figure

(a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors")

13. figure

(a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures")


Overview of verb figure

The verb figure has 5 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (20) calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast

(judge to be probable)

2. (8) figure, enter

(be or play a part of or in; "Elections figure prominently in every government program"; "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?")

3. (3) visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image

(imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy")

4. (2) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

(make a mathematical calculation or computation)

5. (1) figure

(understand; "He didn't figure her")

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