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  • n  a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  • n  alternative names for the body of a human being
  • n  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
  • n  a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
    he made a figure of Santa Claus
  • n  a well-known or notable person
    she is an important figure in modern music
  • n  a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  • n  an amount of money expressed numerically
    a figure of $17 was suggested
  • n  the impression produced by a person
    he cut a fine figure
    a heroic figure
  • n  the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    the figure was about a thousand
  • n  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  • n  a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  • n  a decorative or artistic work
  • n  a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
    she made the best score on compulsory figures
  • v  judge to be probable
  • v  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?
  • v  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • v  make a mathematical calculation or computation
  • v  understand
    He didn't figure her

  • 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.
  • The endearing figure of his Little Tramp was instantly recognizable around the globe and brought laughter to millions.
  • This completely fictional figure is, of course, intended to symbolize all the freaks who preoccupied Arbus for the rest of her short life (she is one of those artists whose brief .
News & Articles


  • President Bush in The Times
    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...
  • Al Sharpton in The Times
    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...

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