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father figure a person whom one thinks of and responds to as a father.
figure of speech words used in an unusual way to produce a certain effect. Metaphors and similes are figures of speech.
figure out to begin to understand something or solve a problem by using your mind.
figure skating ice skating in which the skater traces elaborate figures on ice or, in competition, executes athletic jumps and dance movements.
lay figure a jointed, usu. wooden model of the human body, used by artists as a substitute for a live model.
stick figure a conventional, rudimentary representation of a human figure drawn using a single straight line for the torso, straight lines for the limbs, and a circle for the head.