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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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But, the fierce figures were steadily wending East, West, North, and South, be that as it would; and whosoever hung, fire burned.
She had then taken the impassive figure in her arms, and, still upon her knees, was weeping over it, kissing it, calling to it, rocking it to and fro upon her bosom like a child, and trying every tender means to rouse the dormant senses.
I observed in the king's kitchen all sorts of mathematical and musical instruments, after the figures of which they cut up the joints that were served to his majesty's table.
Now am I fully convinced," said Don Quixote, "of what I had many a time before believed; that the enchanters who persecute me do nothing more than put figures like these before my eyes, and then change and turn them into what they please.
And the sight which met my eyes was that of a slender, girlish figure, similar in every detail to the earthly women of my past life.
Suddenly, there was seen the figure of an ancient man, who seemed to have emerged from among the people, and was walking by himself along the centre of the street, to confront the armed band.
It is no secret that we are out of favor for a night or two, in consequence of three figures having been paid for one of us, this very day, by a bossess, whose father stopped payment within three hours after he signed the cheque that was to pay the importer.
Then the old dame stood the figure up in a corner of her cottage and chuckled to behold its yellow semblance of a visage, with its nobby little nose thrust into the air.
In truth the masquerade licence of the night was nearly unlimited; but the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the prince's indefinite decorum.
His tall figure was buttoned up in a tight-waisted fashion that rather accentuated his potential bulk, and he wore a red flower in his buttonhole.
His tall, slender figure had a slight stoop yet it looked the reverse of feeble.
Jo stands amazed in the disk of light, like a ragged figure in a magic-lantern, trembling to think that he has offended against the law in not having moved on far enough.
More and more weakly the torn and bleeding arm struck home with the long sharp blade, then the little figure stiffened with a spasmodic jerk, and Tarzan, the young Lord Greystoke, rolled unconscious upon the dead and decaying vegetation which carpeted his jungle home.
He drew himself up, a smile of debonair gallantry lit up his face and as soon as the last figure of the ecossaise was ended, he clapped his hands to the musicians and shouted up to their gallery, addressing the first violin:
Then and not before, did Trotty see in every Bell a bearded figure of the bulk and stature of the Bell--incomprehensibly, a figure and the Bell itself.