figure

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noun
1 amount/price
ADJECTIVE
high
low
double

Four players reached double figures in the scoring column.

accurate, exact
approximate (esp. BrE), ballpark, rough, round
dollar (AmE)

You can't put a dollar figure on the lives ruined by the hurricane.

real, reliable, true
official
latest
inflated
target
attendance, census, sales, trade, unemployment
audience, viewing (both esp. BrE)
VERB + FIGURE
reach

The rate of inflation has now reached double figures.

exceed
add, add together, add up, calculate
compile
disclose, release

The government has just released new unemployment figures.

cite, give, quote
inflate
FIGURE + VERB
add up

These figures don't add up.

be bandied about

Lots of different figures were being bandied about.

indicate sth, suggest sth
reflect sth
PHRASES
according to (the) figures

The industry remains in the doldrums, according to official figures out today.

in round figures
2 person
ADJECTIVE
great
central, key, pivotal
important, influential, leading, major, powerful, prominent

a key figure on the committee

famous, well-known
larger-than-life
popular, respected
controversial
public
national
senior
familiar

He was a familiar figure in the town.

unlikely

They were visited by the unlikely figure of Bill Clinton.

authority, dominant
father, mother, parental
tragic
comic, ridiculous
cult, heroic, iconic, legendary, mythical, mythological
historical
literary, political, religious
government, opposition
PREPOSITION
figure of

a figure of authority/fun

3 shape of a person
ADJECTIVE
cloaked, hooded, masked, robed
life-size
dark, shadowy
ghostly
seated, standing, etc.

The seated figure in the corner beckoned me over.

approaching, retreating
sleeping
central

the central figure in the photo

lone, single, solitary
human
FIGURE + NOUN
painter
drawing, painting
4 shape of sb's body
ADJECTIVE
beautiful, fine, good, handsome, lovely, stunning

She still had a lovely figure.

curvy, hourglass
sexy
lean, slender, slim
bulky, full, large, stocky
lanky, tall, towering
dashing, imposing, striking
slight, small, tiny, trim
lithe
VERB + FIGURE
cut, have

He cut a dashing figure in his uniform.

keep

She's kept her figure after all these years.

watch

You need to watch your figure.

lose
PHRASES
a fine figure of a man, a fine figure of a woman
5 picture/diagram
VERB + FIGURE
refer to, see

See Figure 8.

FIGURE + VERB
illustrate sth, show sth
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verb
ADVERB
largely, prominently, significantly, strongly (esp. BrE)
hardly (esp. BrE)

Vegetables hardly figure at all in their diet.

PREPOSITION
among

This man did not figure among the suspects.

in

The issue figured prominently in our discussion.


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  • figure — [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal en point que la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • figuré — figure [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Figure — Fig ure (f[i^]g [ u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.] 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. [1913 Webster] Flowers have all exquisite figures. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • figure — FIGURE. s. f. La forme exterieure d une chose materielle. La figure du corps humain. cet animal, ce poisson est d une estrange figure, voilà une plante d une figure bien bizarre. une estrange figure d homme. une plaisante figure, une sotte figure …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Figure 8 — might refer to: *Figure 8, an expression describing a Lissajous curve that resembles the number 8 *Figure 8, a circle that turns around upon itself, on its side is a symbol for infinity *Figure eight knot, (also called a Flemish Knot), is a type… …   Wikipedia

  • figuré — figuré, ée (fi gu ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Qui est fait selon une certaine figure.    Terme d anatomie. Élément anatomique figuré, se dit par opposition à éléments anatomiques amorphes ou matières amorphes.    Plan figuré d une maison, d une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Figure — may refer to:*A shape, drawing, or representation *Figure 8 *A person s figure *Miniature representation of something **Action figure, in arts *a number *a type of person, as in Christ figureWriting *a figure in writing is a type of floating… …   Wikipedia

  • figure — n 1 *number, numeral, digit, integer Analogous words: symbol, *character 2 *form, shape, configuration, conformation Analogous words: *outline, contour, profile, silhouette: *character, symbol, sign, mark …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • figure — [fig′yər, figyoor; ] often, esp. for v., & Brit always [, fig′ər] n. [ME < OFr < L figura < fingere, to form, shape: see DOUGH] 1. the outline or shape of something; form 2. the shape of the human body; human form 3. a person, esp. one… …   English World dictionary

  • Figure — Fig ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Figured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Figuring}.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See {Figure}, n.] 1. To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Figure 8 — Album par Elliott Smith Sortie 18 avril 2000 Durée 52:06 Genre Rock indépendant Producteur Elliott Smith Tom Rothrock Rob Schnapf …   Wikipédia en Français

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