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Synonyms for figure

Synonyms for figure

arithmetic calculations

the external outline of a thing

an element or a component in a decorative composition

to ascertain by mathematics

to have an opinion

figure on: to look forward to confidently

figure out: to find a solution for

figure out: to arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem)

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a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

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a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

a well-known or notable person

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

an amount of money expressed numerically

the impression produced by a person

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the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

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

a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

be or play a part of or in

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Moonlight, in a familiar room, falling so white upon the carpet, and showing all its figures so distinctly -- making every object so minutely visible, yet so unlike a morning or noontide visibility -- is a medium the most suitable for a romance-writer to get acquainted with his illusive guests.
Great rents and splits branched out in the solid walls, like crystallisation; stupefied birds wheeled about and dropped into the furnace; four fierce figures trudged away, East, West, North, and South, along the night- enshrouded roads, guided by the beacon they had lighted, towards their next destination.
I described to her the solitary moorland road, and the grey-gowned woman's figure in front of me, and the gig coming along to meet her, and the salutation of the two girls, and I told her all one look of her face had meant for me, and how I had wildly sought her in vain, and from that day to this had held her image in my heart.
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
Master Pedro made him a bow, saying, "I expected no less of the rare Christianity of the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, true helper and protector of all destitute and needy vagabonds; master landlord here and the great Sancho Panza shall be the arbitrators and appraisers between your worship and me of what these dilapidated figures are worth or may be worth.
In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that there should be anything of what you call a "solid" kind; but I dare say you will suppose that we could at least distinguish by sight the Triangles, Squares, and other figures, moving about as I have described them.
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper works dissolved in spurts of flame as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
I soon discovered that there was a good deal of envy against me, on account of my "three figures," although, I confess, I thought I cut a "poor figure," lying as I did, neglected in a corner, on the very first evening of my appearance in the fashionable world.
It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.
Moreover, being a man of wonderfully acute observation, he had noticed that these painted figures on the bowl of Feathertop's pipe were in motion.
There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments.
They had grown used to their fanciful garments looking more gay and gorgeous against the dark gray and streaky silver of the forest, so that the moving figures glowed like stained-glass saints walking.
Bucket, turning his head in the direction of the unconscious figures on the ground.
At first he tried to pick the little figures from the leaves, but he soon saw that they were not real, though he knew not what they might be, nor had he any words to describe them.
I am afraid of mixing the figures," Pierre replied; "but if you will be my teacher.