nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (objeto) figure; (en geometría) figure una figura de barro/porcelana a clay/china figure una figurita de cristal tallado a cut glass figurine
- 2 2.1 (forma, silueta) figure, form 2.2 (tipo) figure tiene buena/mala figura she has/doesn't have a good figure 2.3 (persona importante) figure una figura de las letras españolas an important Spanish literary figure una de las grandes figuras de la canción one of the great stars of the singing world 2.4 [Teatro] character
- 3 3.1 (en naipes) face card (inglés norteamericano/American English) picture o/or court card (inglés británico/British English) 3.2 (en ajedrez) piece ([ except pawns ])
- 4 (en patinaje, baile) figure hacer figuras (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to work miracles
- 6 [Lingüística/Linguistics] figure
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.