Synonyms of figure


1. figure, fig, illustration

usage: 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, body, organic structure, physical structure

usage: 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, integer, whole number

usage: one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"

4. figure, model, simulation

usage: a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"

5. name, figure, public figure, important person, influential person, personage

usage: 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"

6. figure, shape, form

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

7. figure, sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money

usage: an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested"

8. figure, impression, effect

usage: the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure"

9. number, figure, amount

usage: 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"

10. trope, figure of speech, figure, image, rhetorical device

usage: language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

11. figure, percept, perception, perceptual experience

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

12. design, pattern, figure, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

usage: a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"

13. figure, maneuver, manoeuvre, play

usage: a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"


1. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast, evaluate, pass judgment, judge

usage: judge to be probable

2. figure, enter, be

usage: 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, ideate, envisage

usage: 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, reason

usage: make a mathematical calculation or computation

5. figure, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend

usage: understand; "He didn't figure her"

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Definition and meaning of figure (Dictionary)