figure

All Noun Verb
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  • Several other major new figures became associated with the society during this period.
  • This figure looked better than those of most other developed countries.
  • The second figure shows the annual growth rate over the same period.
  • Local groups and well-known figures supported the war effort as well.
  • In the distance he had seen a well-known figure. Cited from Friends and Helpers, by Sarah J. Eddy
  • This is shown in the above figure on the right.
  • The event described is the same, but the attention in terms of figure and ground are different.
  • In the background, two standing men look down at the central figure.
  • You see by that time I was a well-known figure in the Temple. Cited from El Dorado, by Baroness Orczy [More Pimpernel]
  • He was not a leading member in either group however at did not become well-known figure until later.
  • He was a major figure in the early history of New York City.
  • In her personal life, she was an important and well-known figure in the society of her time.
  • On the upper side is a full-length figure of Faith. Cited from English Embroidered Bookbindings, by Cyril James Humphries Davenport
  • Successful candidates are typically well-known figures with some connection to the city.
  • He is a well-known figure in the electronic music community.
  • History paintings almost always contain a number of figures, often a large number.
  • This event confirmed him as an influential figure on the national political scene.
  • He sent copies of the book to leading political and military figures throughout Europe.
  • The figure had its hands up in the air, as if a sun were rising from behind him.
  • Since that time, she has been a well-known figure on Welsh-language television.
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Meaning of figure

  • noun A diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun A model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
    he made a figure of Santa Claus
  • noun A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
  • noun An amount of money expressed numerically
    a figure of $17 was suggested
  • noun The impression produced by a person
    he cut a fine figure, a heroic figure
  • noun A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
  • noun A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
    she made the best score on compulsory figures
  • verb 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?
  • verb Understand
    He didn't figure her