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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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Following the mimic representative of Hutchinson came a military figure, holding before his face the cocked hat which he had taken from his powdered head; but his epaulettes and other insignia of rank were those of a general officer, and something in his mien reminded the beholders of one who had recently been master of the Province House, and chief of all the land.
A figure had come into view as if descending the stairs; although so dusky was the region whence it emerged, some of the spectators fancied that they had seen this human shape suddenly moulding itself amid the gloom.
SOCRATES: Well, I will try and explain to you what figure is.
MENO: Because, according to you, figure is that which always follows colour.
Just that," replied the figure, playing with his stake, and examining the ferule.
I say," expostulated the figure, looking very much scared; "don't do that again.
At last the old witch clinched her fist and shook it at the figure.
Some narrators of this legend hold the opinion that Mother Rigby's conjurations and the fierceness of her will had compelled a familiar spirit into the figure, and that the voice was his.
And so he went on, putting values on ever so many more smashed figures, which, after the two arbitrators had adjusted them to the satisfaction of both parties, came to forty reals and three-quarters; and over and above this sum, which Sancho at once disbursed, Master Pedro asked for two reals for his trouble in catching the ape.
Every time he pulled out the frame of a new glass, a new black figure of Father Brown appeared; the absurd glass chamber was full of Father Browns, upside down in the air like angels, turning somersaults like acrobats, turning their backs to everybody like very rude persons.
So what wonder that the little boy was quite at a loss to guess the meaning of these strange figures.
Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to my own naked land and the figures scattered upon it.
That black figure with its eyes of fire struck down through all my adult thoughts and feelings, and for a moment the forgotten horrors of childhood came back to my mind.
Twenty-one rubles," he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
Near an old cathedral, under a shed, were three crosses of stone--moldy and damaged things, bearing life-size stone figures.