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figure

fig·ure

figure

 
 
pronunciation:
fIg yr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a number or other written symbol that is not a letter of the alphabet.
3, 7, and 8 are figures
synonyms:
numeral
similar words:
character, digit, sign, symbol
definition 2: a value or amount given in numbers.
He gave me the figure of $27.50 as the cost of supplies.
synonyms:
amount, count, number, sum, total
similar words:
cost, price, quotation, rate, value
definition 3: the form or outline of something; shape of something not able to be identified.
All they could see was a figure in the darkness.
synonyms:
form, shape
similar words:
outline, silhouette
definition 4: the shape of a human body.
His figure hasn't changed in twenty years.
similar words:
body, build, cut, frame
definition 5: a person of note.
Since she wrote that book, Ms. Howe has become a public figure.
synonyms:
notable, personality
similar words:
character, somebody
definition 6: (plural) arithmetic.
Are you good at figures?
synonyms:
arithmetic, mathematics
similar words:
statistics, sums
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: figured, figures, figuring
definition 1: to find an answer to by using numbers; calculate.
I figured the cost of the party by adding up how much I spent on food and drinks.
synonyms:
calculate, compute, count, reckon
similar words:
add up, estimate, number, sum up, total
definition 2: (informal) to believe or conclude.
He figured it was time to go home because it was getting dark.
synonyms:
believe, conclude, reckon
similar words:
assume, guess, imagine, judge, reason, suppose, think
definition 3: to play a part, be related, or appear.
Rain and fog both figured in the car accident.
similar words:
appear, count, engage in, participate
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Word Parts
The word figure contains the following parts:
fig Latin root that means form