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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)

Synonyms for figure

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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The figure, without blenching a hair's breadth from the sword which was pointed at his breast, made a solemn pause and lowered the cape of the cloak from about his face, yet not sufficiently for the spectators to catch a glimpse of it.
And, last of all, comes a figure shrouded in a military cloak, tossing his clinched hands into the air, and stamping his iron-shod boots upon the broad freestone steps, with a semblance of feverish despair, but without the sound of a foot-tramp.
MENO: Because, according to you, figure is that which always follows colour.
MENO: But if a person were to say that he does not know what colour is, any more than what figure is--what sort of answer would you have given him?
'"No," replied the figure evasively; "but I am always present."
'"Just that," replied the figure, playing with his stake, and examining the ferule.
Mother Rigby, meanwhile, with one brown arm akimbo and the other stretched towards the figure, loomed grimly amid the obscurity with such port and expression as when she was wont to heave a ponderous nightmare on her victims and stand at the bedside to enjoy their agony.
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.
But perhaps there was something ostentatiously elegant about the languid figure of Seymour leaning against one of the looking-glasses that brought him up short at the entrance, turning his head this way and that like a bewildered bulldog.
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.
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
For this purpose he assumed the character of a man and visited in this disguise a Sculptor's studio having looked at various statues, he demanded the price of two figures of Jupiter and Juno.
Near an old cathedral, under a shed, were three crosses of stone--moldy and damaged things, bearing life-size stone figures. The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
He was dragging along some pointed flat pieces of ice, which he laid together in all possible ways, for he wanted to make something with them; just as we have little flat pieces of wood to make geometrical figures with, called the Chinese Puzzle.