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figure US English

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

figure US Thesaurus

the production figure

figure on US English

Count or rely on something happening or being the case in the future

cult figure US English

A writer, musician, artist, or other public figure who is greatly admired by a relatively small audience or is influential despite limited commercial success

go figure! US English

Said to express the speaker’s belief that something is amazing or incredible

hill figure US 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

lay figure US English

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

red-figure US 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

red-figure New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

type of ancient Greek pottery

action figure US English

A doll representing a person or fictional character known for vigorous action, such as a soldier or superhero. The figure typically is posable, with jointed limbs

black-figure US 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 US English

Present oneself or appear in a particular way

father figure US English

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

figure eight US English

An object or movement having the shape of the number eight

figure-ground US 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

mother figure US English

A woman who is regarded as a source of nurture and support

black-figure New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

type of ancient Greek pottery

figure-hugging US English

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

figure skating US English

The competitive sport of ice skating in prescribed patterns (figures) and choreographed free skating

authority figure US English

A person who has or represents authority

figure of fun US English

A person who is considered ridiculous

Lissajous figure US 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 US English

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

figure of speech US English

A word or phrase used in a nonliteral sense to add rhetorical force to a spoken or written passage

lose one's figure US English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

figure someone out US English

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

figure of merit US English

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

figure something out US English

Solve or discover the cause of a problem

ballpark US English

(Of prices or costs) approximate; rough

figure on in figure US English

Count or rely on something happening or being the case in the future

go figure! in go1 US English

Said to express the speaker’s belief that something is amazing or incredible

figure of fun in figure US English

A person who is considered ridiculous

lose one's figure in figure US English

Lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape

figure something out in figure US English

Solve or discover the cause of a problem

figure someone out in figure US English

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

figure of speech in figure US English

A word or phrase used in a nonliteral sense to add rhetorical force to a spoken or written passage

figure on in figure US Thesaurus

they figured on paying about $100

Chladni figures US English

The patterns formed when a sand-covered surface is made to vibrate. The sand collects in the regions of least motion

ice skating US 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 and free skating (figure skating) or a choreographed series of dance moves (ice dancing)

terminal figure in terminal US English

another term for terminus333.

figure out in figure US Thesaurus

he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp


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