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figure British & World English

A number, especially one which forms part of official statistics or relates to the financial performance of a company

figure on in figure British & World English

Expect (something) to happen or be the case

figure on British & World English

Expect (something) to happen or be the case

go figure! in go1 British & World English

Said to express the belief that something is amazing or incredible

lay figure British & World English

A dummy or jointed manikin of a human body used by artists, especially for arranging drapery on

red-figure British & World English

A type of ancient Greek pottery, originating in Athens in the late 6th century bc, in which figures are outlined and details added in black, and the background is then filled in with black to leave the figures in the red colour of the clay

hill figure British & World English

An outline of a horse, human, or other design cut into the turf of a hill, especially in the chalk downs of southern England. The oldest of these (the White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire) is prehistoric

go figure! British & World English

Said to express the belief that something is amazing or incredible

action figure British & World English

A doll representing a character known for vigorous activity, such as a soldier or superhero

black-figure British & World English

A type of ancient Greek pottery, originating in Corinth in the 7th century bc, in which figures are painted in black, details being added by incising through to the red clay background

cut a —— figure British & World English

Present oneself or appear in a particular way

figure-ground British & World English

Relating to or denoting the perception of images by the distinction of objects from a background from which they appear to stand out, especially in contexts where this distinction is ambiguous

father figure British & World English

An older man who is respected for his paternal qualities and may be an emotional substitute for a father

mother figure British & World English

An older woman who is regarded as a source of nurture and support

figure-hugging British & World English

(Of a garment) fitting closely to the contours of a woman’s body

figure skating British & World English

The sport of skating in prescribed patterns from a stationary position

authority figure British & World English

A person who has or represents authority

figure of fun in figure British & World English

A person who is considered ridiculous

lose one's figure in figure British & World English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

figure something out in figure British & World English

Solve or discover the cause of a problem

figure someone out in figure British & World English

Reach an understanding of a person’s actions, motives, or personality

figure of fun British & World English

A person who is considered ridiculous

Lissajous figure British & World English

Any of a number of characteristic looped or curved figures traced out by a point undergoing two independent simple harmonic motions at right angles with frequencies in a simple ratio

significant figure British & World English

Each of the digits of a number that are used to express it to the required degree of accuracy, starting from the first non-zero digit

lose one's figure British & World English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

put a figure on British & World English

Give a price or exact number for

figure someone out British & World English

Reach an understanding of a person’s actions, motives, or personality

figure of eight British & World English

An object or movement having the shape of the number eight

figure of merit British & World English

A numerical expression taken as representing the performance or efficiency of a given device, material, or procedure

figure of speech British & World English

A word or phrase used in a non-literal sense for rhetorical or vivid effect

cut a —— figure in cut British & World English

Present oneself or appear in a particular way

figure something out British & World English

Solve or discover the cause of a problem

put a figure on in figure British & World English

Give a price or exact number for

figure eight in figure of eight British & World English

An object or movement having the shape of the number eight

ice skating British & World English

Skating on ice as a sport or pastime. Ice skating became a recognized sport in 1876. Skaters are marked for technical and artistic excellence in performing a series of prescribed patterns (figure skating) or a choreographed series of dance moves (ice dancing)

fine1 British & World English

Imposing or impressive in appearance

terminal figure in terminal British & World English

another term for terminus333.

figure skating in ice skating British & World English

Skating on ice as a sport or pastime. Ice skating became a recognized sport in 1876. Skaters are marked for technical and artistic excellence in performing a series of prescribed patterns (figure skating) or a choreographed series of dance moves (ice dancing)

figure English Thesaurus

the production figure is down 27 per cent

figure English-Spanish

cifra f, guarismo mformal, número m

five-figure English-Spanish

de cinco cifras

lay figure English-Spanish

maniquí m


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