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figure
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 24
4. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
6. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2, 3, etc.
9. A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement.
10. The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
11. Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
13. Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
16. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
17. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
18. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
19. To prefigure; to foreshow.
20. To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
21. To embellish.
22. A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
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