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figure
British English: /ˈfɪɡə/
American English: /ˈfɪɡjər/

Translation of figure in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (number, amount) a provisional, disappointing figure
    un numero provvisorio, deludente
    a figure of 15 million
    un numero di 15 milioni
    a figure of £150
    una somma di 150 sterline
    government, official figures
    le cifre del governo, ufficiali
    a four-, six-figure sum
    una somma a quattro, sei cifre
    her salary runs into six figures
    ha uno stipendio altissimo
    inflation is in single, double figures
    il tasso d'inflazione è inferiore al 10%, è a due cifre
    to have a head for figures, to be good with figures
    essere bravo in matematica, con i numeri
  • 3
    (in painting, sculpture)
    a familiar, imposing, diminutive figure
    una figura familiare, imponente, minuscola
    human, reclining figure (Art)
    figura umana, distesa
    a figure appeared through the mist
    una figura apparve tra la nebbia
  • 4 (representative or symbol) See examples:mother, father figure she is something of a Cassandra, Lady Macbeth figure
    è una specie di Cassandra, Lady Macbeth

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 2 [informal] (make sense) that figures
    la cosa quadra
    it doesn't figure
    non quadra

Idioms

to cut a sorry figure

fare una brutta figura, una figuraccia

to cut a fine figure

fare una bella figura o un figurone

to cut a dashing figure

Phrasal verbs

figure in

(American English) figure in [something], figure [something] in
tener conto di, includere (in un prezzo, in una spesa).

figure on

[informal] figure on [something] I hadn't figured on that!
non avevo fatto affidamento su ciò!
to figure on doing to figure on somebody doing
aspettarsi che qualcuno faccia

figure out:

figure out [something], figure [something] out
(answer, reason, best way)
to figure out who, why, how etc.
riuscire a capire chi, perché, come ecc.
I can't figure him out
non riesco a capirlo
she's got her future figured out

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