(1)   A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
"She made the best score on compulsory figures"
(2)   A decorative or artistic work
"The coach had a design on the doors"
(3)   A model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
"He made a figure of Santa Claus"
(4)   The impression produced by a person
"He cut a fine figure"
"A heroic figure"
(5)   The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
"He had a number of chores to do"
"The number of parameters is small"
"The figure was about a thousand"
(6)   Alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"
"He has a strong physique"
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
(7)   A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
(8)   A diagram or picture illustrating textual material
"The area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
(9)   Language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
(10)   A well-known or notable person
"They studied all the great names in the history of France"
"She is an important figure in modern music"
(11)   An amount of money expressed numerically
"A figure of $17 was suggested"
(12)   One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
"0 and 1 are digits"
(13)   A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape


(14)   Understand
"He didn't figure her"
(15)   Make a mathematical calculation or computation
(16)   Judge to be probable
(17)   Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
"I can't see him on horseback!"
"I can see what will happen"
"I can see a risk in this strategy"
(18)   Be or play a part of or in
"Elections figure prominently in every government program"
"How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"



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  1. A drawing or representation conveying information.
  2. A person or thing representing a certain consciousness.
  3. A human figure, which dress or corset must fit to; the shape of human body.
  4. A numeral.
  5. A number.
  6. A shape.
  7. A visible pattern as in wood or cloth.
  8. A dance figure.
  9. A figure of speech.


(mainly US)
  1. To solve a mathematical problem.
  2. To come to understand.