What is another word for figure?

Synonyms for figure
ˈfɪg yər; esp. Brit. ˈfɪg ərfig·ure

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. figure

    Emblem is the English form of emblema, a Latin word of Greek origin, signifying a figure beaten out on a metallic vessel by blows from within; also, a figure inlaid in wood, stone, or other material as a copy of some natural object. The Greek word symbolon denoted a victor's wreath, a check, or any object that might be compared with, or found to correspond with another, whether there was or was not anything in the objects compared to suggest the comparison. Thus an emblem resembles, a symbol represents. An emblem has some natural fitness to suggest that for which it stands; a symbol has been chosen or agreed upon to suggest something else, with or without natural fitness; a sign does actually suggest the thing with or without reason, and with or without intention or choice. A symbol may be also an emblem; thus the elements of bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are both appropriate emblems and his own chosen symbols of suffering and death. A statement of doctrine is often called a symbol of faith; but it is not an emblem. On the other hand, the same thing may be both a sign and a symbol; a letter of the alphabet is a sign which indicates a sound; but letters are often used as mathematical, chemical, or astronomical symbols. A token is something given or done as a pledge or expression of feeling or intent; while the sign may be unintentional, the token is voluntary; kind looks may be signs of regard; a gift is a token; a ring, which is a natural emblem of eternity, and also its accepted symbol, is frequently given as a token of friendship or love. A figure in the sense here considered is something that represents an idea to the mind somewhat as a form is represented to the eye, as in drawing, painting, or sculpture; as representing a future reality, a figure may be practically the same as a type. An image is a visible representation, especially in sculpture, having or supposed to have a close resemblance to that which it represents. A type is in religion a representation of a greater reality to come; we speak of one object as the type of the class whose characteristics it exhibits, as in the case of animal or vegetable types. An attribute in art is some accessory used to characterize a figure or scene; the attribute is often an emblem or symbol; thus the eagle is the attribute of St. John as an emblem of lofty spiritual vision. Compare SIGN.

    Synonyms:
    attribute, attribute, emblem, image, sign, symbol, token, type

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. figure

    Synonyms:
    aspect, shape, emblem, type, image, condition, appearance, form, symbol, metaphor, likeness, delineation, illustration

    Antonyms:
    misrepresentation, deformity, disfigurement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. figure, fignoun

    a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

    "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, common fig tree, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, common fig, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    framing, course, skeletal system, flesh, pulp, frame, shape, variety, kind, conformation, figure of speech, image, chassis, physical body, trope, frame of reference, soma, haoma, human body, underframe, strain, contour, grade, systema skeletale, general anatomy, cast, form, mannikin, inning, physique, phase, mannequin, condition, skeleton, body-build, habitus, configuration, fig, variant, number, digit, class, pattern, bod, name, skeletal frame, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, public figure, sort, anatomy, word form, var., design, material body, manakin, build

    Antonyms:
    ground

  3. digit, figurenoun

    one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

    "0 and 1 are digits"

    Synonyms:
    dactyl, shape, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, form, name, build, image, chassis, fingerbreadth, bod, flesh, pattern, finger's breadth, soma, finger, anatomy, number, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  4. figurenoun

    a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

    "he made a figure of Santa Claus"

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  5. name, figure, public figurenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    number, shape, design, fig, trope, physical body, epithet, figure of speech, frame, gens, name, build, image, chassis, anatomy, bod, form, material body, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  6. figurenoun

    a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  7. figurenoun

    an amount of money expressed numerically

    "a figure of $17 was suggested"

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  8. figurenoun

    the impression produced by a person

    "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  9. number, figurenoun

    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

    "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"

    Synonyms:
    turn, number, bit, act, phone number, trope, fig, numeral, physical body, routine, identification number, frame, form, name, build, figure of speech, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, design, material body, flesh, pattern, soma, public figure, telephone number, image, digit, issue, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  10. trope, figure of speech, figure, imagenoun

    language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

    Synonyms:
    flesh, range, frame, shape, figure of speech, image, chassis, physical body, trope, epitome, soma, look-alike, human body, effigy, range of a function, picture, form, mental image, physique, design, fig, number, double, digit, persona, pattern, bod, name, paradigm, simulacrum, icon, prototype, public figure, anatomy, ikon, material body, build

    Antonyms:
    ground

  11. figurenoun

    a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  12. design, pattern, figurenoun

    a decorative or artistic work

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

    Synonyms:
    image, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, pattern, anatomy, design, material body, build

    Antonyms:
    ground

  13. figureverb

    a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

    "she made the best score on compulsory figures"

    Synonyms:
    number, form, design, fig, trope, physical body, material body, figure of speech, frame, image, name, build, chassis, shape, anatomy, bod, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

    Antonyms:
    ground

  14. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecastverb

    judge to be probable

    Synonyms:
    fancy, predict, augur, foreshadow, bet, suppose, look, reckon, work out, view, omen, foretell, consider, estimate, auspicate, visualize, gauge, betoken, see, guess, project, picture, compute, depend, think, calculate, approximate, opine, envision, aim, imagine, direct, bode, count, image, prefigure, judge, presage, regard, prognosticate, enter, visualise, cypher, portend, forecast, cipher, account, count on

    Antonyms:
    ground

  15. figure, enterverb

    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?"

    Synonyms:
    move into, reckon, insert, go into, work out, participate, embark, estimate, record, enrol, come in, see, fancy, picture, compute, visualize, accede, calculate, envision, inscribe, get in, cipher, infix, put down, image, get into, enter, enroll, recruit, visualise, cypher, forecast, project, go in, introduce, count on

    Antonyms:
    ground

  16. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ensure, project, interpret, examine, look, experience, get word, visualise, watch, assure, image, fancy, run across, go steady, protrude, learn, cast, run into, enter, discover, escort, jut, pick up, visit, reckon, jut out, consider, forecast, come across, cypher, get a line, externalize, get wind, contrive, take care, calculate, control, ascertain, insure, attend, compute, date, realize, see, check, stick out, foresee, meet, propose, witness, go for, count on, catch, construe, design, estimate, regard, visualize, picture, plan, find, work out, go through, take in, view, take to, throw, hear, render, externalise, go out, envision, determine, see to it, encounter, find out, cipher, understand, depict, show, send off, realise

    Antonyms:
    ground

  17. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figureverb

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

    Synonyms:
    fancy, visualize, bet, suppose, look, reckon, encipher, write in code, view, consider, estimate, elaborate, lick, work out, aim, figure out, project, picture, compute, depend, think, calculate, work, opine, envision, inscribe, imagine, direct, code, work up, see, encrypt, count, image, puzzle out, guess, regard, exercise, enter, solve, visualise, cypher, forecast, cipher, account, count on

    Antonyms:
    ground

  18. figureverb

    understand

    "He didn't figure her"

    Synonyms:
    compute, see, enter, visualize, reckon, cipher, image, project, fancy, estimate, visualise, envision, cypher, calculate, work out, forecast, count on, picture

    Antonyms:
    ground

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    form, shape, conformation, configuration, outline, TOURNURE

  2. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    image, likeness, effigy, representation

  3. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    appearance (as respects action or conduct)

  4. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    distinguished appearance

  5. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    design (on cloth, paper, &c.), pattern

  6. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Geom.) diagram, drawing

  7. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Rhet.) metaphor, trope, metaphorical term or expression

  8. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    (Com.) price

  9. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    (theol.) type, emblem, symbol

  10. figurenoun

    Synonyms:
    10. (Arith.) digit, number, numeral, character

  11. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    adorn (with figures), diversify, variegate

  12. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    represent, symbolize, signify, typify, be typical of, shadow forth

  13. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    imagine, image, conceive, picture, have an idea of

  14. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    make a drawing of, make a representation of

  15. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    make a figure, make a distinguished appearance, be distinguished, be conspicuous

  16. figureverb

    Synonyms:
    show off, cut a dash, make a great show, cut a figure

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How to use figure in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Gadon:

    I think when you're going to play such a recognizable figure in the hearts of British people you don't want to mess up the accent, if you can't convince people of that then you're lost from the start. So we spent a lot of time focusing on that.

  2. Nadia Comaneci:

    The fact that the scoreboard could not show the 10 added to the drama, it made it bigger, scoring the first 10 in history was a big deal but the fact that even an electronic scoreboard could not figure out how to put out a score, it made the story more historic.

  3. Bitglass CEO Nat Kausik:

    They were probably trying to figure out whether it was real or not, or maybe they sold it on.

  4. Shannon Gaggero:

    I hope to teach our kids that with privilege comes responsibility, people are fighting for justice all around us. Our job is to lift up the amazing work of black and brown led organizations and figure out the best way to support them.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    That’s for the people investigating to figure out but we turned over everything that was work related, personal stuff we did not.


Translations for figure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الشكلArabic
  • дзе́ячBelarusian
  • фигура, личност, телосложение, цифра, изчислявам, представям сиBulgarian
  • figura, xifra, figurar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • postava, obrázek, ilustrace, vyřešitCzech
  • skikkelse, ciffer, tal, figur, beregne, slutteDanish
  • Gestalt, Form, Abbildung, Figur, ZifferGerman
  • εικόναGreek
  • figuroEsperanto
  • cifra, figura, ocurrírseleSpanish
  • شکلPersian
  • muoto, kuva, hahmo, figuuri, kuvio, luku, numero, vartalo, hoksata, tajuta, keksiäFinnish
  • figure, silhouette, personnage, personnalité, forme, chiffre, réaliser, comprendre, résoudreFrench
  • pearsa, uimhir, fíor, deilbhIrish
  • dèanamh, figearScottish Gaelic
  • ספרה, צורה, שרטוט, דמותHebrew
  • alak, ábra, számjegy, forma, rájön, kitalálHungarian
  • պատկերArmenian
  • angkaIndonesian
  • personaggio, forma fisica, forma, cifra, figura, calcolare, risolvereItalian
  • 人物, 体型Japanese
  • figūra, attēls, ciparsLatvian
  • whikaMāori
  • ആകൃതിMalayalam
  • figuur, cijfer, personage, afbeelding, vorm, berekenen, menenDutch
  • figurNorwegian
  • postać, osoba, kształt, sylwetka, figura, rysunek, cyfra, zrozumiećPolish
  • figura, cifra, número, resolver, perceber, compreenderPortuguese
  • figurăRomanian
  • цифра, рисунок, фигура, телосложение, вычислять, соображать, пониматьRussian
  • स्वरूपःSanskrit
  • figur, siffraSwedish
  • అంకెTelugu
  • şekil, çözmekTurkish
  • hình, nhân vật, hình vẽ, tưởng tượng, đoán, tưởngVietnamese
  • 人物Chinese

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