"figures" in the noun sense
1. figure, fig
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
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"
3. digit, figure
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
"0 and 1 are digits"
a model of a bodily form (especially of a person
"he made a figure of Santa Claus"
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"
a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
an amount of money expressed numerically
"a figure of $17 was suggested"
the impression produced by a person
"he cut a fine figure"
"a heroic figure"
9. number, figure
the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
"the number of parameters is small"
"the figure was about a thousand"
10. trope, figure of speech, figure, image
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
12. design, pattern, figure
a decorative or artistic work
"the coach had a design on the doors"
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
"she made the best score on compulsory figures"
"figures" in the verb sense
1. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast
judge to be probable
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?"
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"
4. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
make a mathematical calculation or computation
"He didn't figure her"
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