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Noun figure has 13 senses
  1. figure, fig - a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
    --1 is a kind of illustration
  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
    --2 is a kind of body, organic structure, physical structure
    --2 is a part of
     person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul; homo, man, human being, human
    --2 has particulars:
     person; juvenile body; adult body; male body; female body
  3. digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
    --3 is a kind of integer, whole number
    --3 has particulars:
     binary digit; octal digit; decimal digit; significant digit, significant figure; zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypher; one, 1, I, ace, single, unity; two, 2, II, deuce; three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace; four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe; five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little Phoebe; six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad; seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet; eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octet; nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, ennead
  4. figure - a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
    --4 is a kind of
    model, simulation
    --4 has particulars:
     dummy; figurehead; figurine, statuette; puppet, marionette; snowman; Trojan Horse, Wooden Horse
  5. name, figure, public figure - a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
    --5 is a kind of important person, influential person, personage
  6. figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
    --6 is a kind of
    shape, form
    --6 has particulars:
     pencil; plane figure, two-dimensional figure; solid figure, three-dimensional figure; subfigure
  7. figure - an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"
    --7 is a kind of
    sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
    Derived form: verb figure4
  8. figure - the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"
    --8 is a kind of
    impression, effect
  9. number, figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"
    --9 is a kind of amount
    --9 has particulars:
     numerousness, numerosity, multiplicity; preponderance, prevalence; innumerableness, countlessness; majority, bulk; minority; fewness
    Derived form: verb figure4
  10. trope, figure of speech, figure, image - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    --10 is a kind of rhetorical device
    --10 has particulars:
     irony; hyperbole, exaggeration; kenning; metaphor; metonymy; oxymoron; personification, prosopopoeia; simile; synecdoche; zeugma
  11. figure - a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
    --11 is a kind of
    percept, perception, perceptual experience
    Antonyms: ground
  12. design, pattern, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
    --12 is a kind of decoration, ornament, ornamentation
    --12 has particulars:
     argyle, argyll; bear claw; damascene; decal, decalcomania; device; emblem; linocut; mandala; mihrab; motif; polka dot; pyrograph; screen saver; tattoo; tetraskelion, tetraskele; triskelion, triskele; weave; marking
  13. figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
    --13 is a kind of
    maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    --13 has particulars: figure eight; spread eagle
Verb figure has 5 senses
  1. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast - judge to be probable
    --1 is one way to judge
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. figure, enter - 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?"
    --2 is one way to be
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
    --3 is one way to imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage
    Derived form: noun figuration1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure - make a mathematical calculation or computation
    --4 is one way to reason
    Derived forms: noun figure9, noun figure7, noun figurer1, noun figuring1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. figure - understand; "He didn't figure her"
    --5 is one way to
    get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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