figure figure  /ˈfɪɡ jər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  2. (n) alternative names for the body of a human being
  3. (n) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
  4. (n) a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
  5. (n) a well-known or notable person
  6. (n) a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  7. (n) an amount of money expressed numerically
  8. (n) the impression produced by a person
  9. (n) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  10. (n) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  11. (n) a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  12. (n) a decorative or artistic work
  13. (n) a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
  14. (v) judge to be probable
  15. (v) be or play a part of or in
  16. (v) imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  17. (v) make a mathematical calculation or computation
  18. (v) understand

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Men's Figure Skating--It's All About Being Clean; American Johnny Weir is in second place at the men's figure skating short program.
  2. The endearing figure of his Little Tramp was instantly recognizable around the globe and brought laughter to millions.
  3. Like Kennedy, Powell is a larger-than-life figure who commands a wide following.

News

  1. Figure Skating Tips Website iCoachSkating.com Announces Recently Published Figure Skating Videos

    iCoachSkating.com, the leading educational website for all figure skating participants, has announced a list of recently published videos. Subscribers have continuous access to newly updated figure skating videos on a variety of skills and topics. (PRWeb June 29, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/figureskatingtips/adultfigureskating/prweb10884183.htm
    on June 29, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Figure Skating Video Website iCoachSkating.com Celebrates 5 Years of Service to the Figure Skating Community

    iCoachSkating.com, a leading educational website for all figure skating participants, just celebrated 5 years online on June 27. Over that 5 year period, iCoachSkating.com has published over 500 high quality figure skating videos aimed at dramatically improving the overall knowledge level in the sport. (PRWeb June 28, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. AP Interview: Opposition figure Moussa to Egypt's president: Call early election

    CAIRO — Leading opposition figure Amr Moussa is urging Egypt's Islamist president to listen to the voices of opposition and respond to their demands by holding early presidential elections.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "He is a really important figure in a lot of ways. One, he speaks for millions. Two, he doesn't come as a politician; he comes as a man of faith," Bush said in an interview with a Catholic television network. "And three, that I so subscribe...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: President Bush Source: The Times

  2. "The city is trying to do what it should do to secure people," said Sharpton. "That's what cities do. Clearly, no one in the family is happy that the city is incurring any expense at all. You're talking about an historic figure that will have...
    on Jul 6, 2009 By: Al Sharpton Source: The Times

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