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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 find an answer to a problem or puzzling question by using the power of the 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.