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Figure (n.) The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
Figure (n.) The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
Figure (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
Figure (n.) 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.
Figure (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or carrer of a person; as, a sorry figure.
Figure (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
Figure (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Figure (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.
Figure (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Figure (n.) 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.
Figure (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
Figure (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
Figure (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Figure (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
Figure (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.
Figure (n.) To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
Figure (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
Figure (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
Figure (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Figure (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.
Figure (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
Figure (n.) To embellish.
Figure (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Figure (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.