Crossword clues for figure
- It can be improved by 39-
- Imagine is number one, perhaps
- Diagram to be understandable
- Think of a number?
- Work (out)
- Numerical symbol
- Supermodel's asset
- Body shape
- Statistic — physique
- Representation of the human form
- George Michael "Father ___"
- Come to understand — shape
- 8, e.g
- ___ eight (track shape)
- __ of speech
- Amount of money invested in large drinks, ten or more
- Overweight woman’s shape brings older advisor
- Priest — think he could be one?
- Shape resembling two circles
- Activity on ice
- Sporty sort in form takes extraordinary run
- It can be improved by 39-Across
- 1, for one
- 8, e.g.
- The impression produced by a person
- A decorative or artistic work
- Alternative names for the body of a human being
- A unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
- A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
- The property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
- A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
- A well-known or notable person
- One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers
- A diagram or picture illustrating textual material
- A model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
- An amount of money expressed numerically
- Model's concern
- Maybe it's a square number
- Come to understand - shape
- Work out for bust, waist and hips?
- Statistic - physique
- Price fruit higher than flower
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Figure \Fig"ure\ (f[i^]g"[-u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See Feign.]
The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
Flowers have all exquisite figures.
The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze; a figure cut in marble.
A coin that bears the figure of an angel.
A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.
(Geom.) A diagram or drawing, made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person; as, a sorry figure.
I made some figure there.
Gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.
That he may live in figure and indulgence.
A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure. [Colloq.]
With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest figure.
A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.
Who is the figure of Him that was to come.
--Rom. v. 14.
(Rhet.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas by words which suggest pictures or images from the physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also called a figure of speech.
To represent the imagination under the figure of a wing.
(Logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.
(Dancing) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.
(Astrol.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.
Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.
A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a florid embellishment.
Note: Figures are often written upon the staff in music to denote the kind of measure. They are usually in the form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained in one measure or bar. Thus, 2/4 signifies that the measure contains two quarter notes. The following are the principal figures used for this purpose: -- 2/22/42/8 4/22/44/8 3/23/43/8 6/46/46/8
Academy figure, Canceled figures, Lay figure, etc. See under Academy, Cancel, Lay, etc.
Figure caster, or Figure flinger, an astrologer. ``This figure caster.''
Figure flinging, the practice of astrology.
Figure-of-eight knot, a knot shaped like the figure 8. See Illust. under Knot.
Figure painting, a picture of the human figure, or the act or art of depicting the human figure.
Figure stone (Min.), agalmatolite.
Figure weaving, the art or process of weaving figured fabrics.
To cut a figure, to make a display. [Colloq.]
--Sir W. Scott.
Figure \Fig"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Figured; p. pr. & vb. n. Figuring.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See Figure, n.]
To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.
If love, alas! be pain I bear,
No thought can figure, and no tongue declare.Prior.
To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.
The vaulty top of heaven Figured quite o'er with burning meteors.
To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.
As through a crystal glass the figured hours are seen.
To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.
Whose white vestments figure innocence.
To prefigure; to foreshow.
In this the heaven figures some event.
To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.
To figure out, to solve; to compute or find the result of.
To figure up, to add; to reckon; to compute the amount of.
Figure \Fig"ure\, v. i.
To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court.
Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring away brilliantly.
To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination. [Colloq.]
go figure a phrase used by itself as an interjection to mean ``How can one explain that?'', or to express puzzlement over some seeming contradiction. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "to represent" (in painting or sculpture), "make a likeness," also "to have a certain shape or appearance," from Old French figurer, from Latin figurare (see figure (n.)). Meaning "to shape into" is c.1400; from mid-15c. as "to cover or adorn with figures." Meaning "to picture in the mind" is from c.1600. Intransitive meaning "make an appearance, make a figure, show oneself" is from c.1600. Meaning "work out a sum" (by means of arithmetical figures) is from 1833, American English; hence colloquial sense "to calculate upon, expect" (1837). Related: Figured; figuring.
c.1200, "numeral;" mid-13c., "visible appearance of a person;" late 14c., "visible and tangible form of anything," from Old French figure "shape, body; form of a word; figure of speech; symbol, allegory" (10c), from Latin figura "a shape, form, figure; quality, kind, style; figure of speech," in Late Latin "a sketch, drawing," from PIE *dheigh- "to form, build" (see dough).\n
\nPhilosophical and scientific senses are from use of Latin figura to translate Greek skhema. Meaning "lines forming a shape" is from mid-14c. From mid-14c. as "human body as represented by art;" late 15c. as "a body, the human form as a whole." The rhetorical use of figure, "peculiar use of words giving meaning different from usual," dates to late 14c.; hence figure of speech (by 1704). Figure-skating is from 1835. Figure eight as a shape was originally figure of eight (c.1600). From late 14c. as "a cut or diagram inserted in text."
n. 1 A drawing or diagram conveying information. 2 The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting, modelling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a representation of the human body. 3 A person or thing representing a certain consciousness. vb. 1 To solve a mathematical problem. 2 To come to understand. 3 (context intransitive English) To be reasonable. 4 (context transitive English) To enter, be a part of. 5 (context obsolete English) To represent by a figure, as to form or mould; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape. 6 To embellish with design; to adorn with figures. 7 (context obsolete English) To indicate by numerals. 8 To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize. 9 (context obsolete English) To prefigure; to foreshow. 10 (context music English) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords. 11 (context music English) To embellish.
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?" [syn: enter]
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" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, picture, image]
understand; "He didn't figure her"
n. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2" [syn: fig]
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" [syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh]
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits" [syn: digit]
a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus"
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"
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" [syn: number]
a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground [ant: ground]
a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
Figure was a small bay stallion owned by Justin Morgan; he became the foundation sire of the Morgan horse breed.
A musical figure or figuration is the shortest idea in music; a short succession of notes, often recurring. It may have melodic pitch, harmonic progression and rhythm (duration). The 1964 Grove's Dictionary defines the figure as "the exact counterpart of the German 'motiv' and the French ' motif'": it produces a "single complete and distinct impression". To the self-taught Scruton, however, "A figure is distinguished from a motif in that a figure is background while a motif is foreground: "A figure resembles a moulding in architecture: it is 'open at both ends', so as to be endlessly repeatable. In hearing a phrase as a figure, rather than a motif, we are at the same time placing it in the background, even if it is...strong and melodious."
A phrase originally presented or heard as a motif may become a figure that accompanies another melody, such as in the second movement of Claude Debussy's String Quartet. It is perhaps best to view a figure as a motif when it has special importance in a piece. According to White, motives are, "significant in the structure of the work," while figures or figurations are not and, "may often occur in accompaniment passages or in transitional or connective material designed to link two sections together," with the former being more common.
Minimalist music may be constructed entirely from figures. Scruton describes music by Philip Glass such as Akhnaten as "nothing but figures...endless daisy-chains".
A basic figure is known as a riff in American popular music.
In wood, figure refers to the appearance of wood, as seen on a longitudinal surface (side-grain): a "figured wood" is not plain.
The figure of a particular piece of wood is, in part, due to its grain and, in part, due to the cut, or to innate properties of the wood. A few of the tropical hardwoods, like the rosewoods, may have quite spectacular figure.
Types of figure include "bear scratches," bird's eye, blister, burl, curl, ribbon curl, dimple, fiddleback, flame, wide flame, "ghost", pin stripe, quilted, spalted and tiger stripe.
Josh Gard, better known by his stage name Figure, is an American electronic music producer and DJ.
Figure is largely known for his Monsters series, which features drumstep tracks mixed with horror movie samples. As of 2015, he has released 6 volumes in the series. From 2012-15 Universal Studios enlisted Figure to supply the soundtrack for their their annual event Halloween Horror Nights.
Besides his horror themed releases, Figure has also ventured into traditional electronic music genres. On September 24, 2013 he released an EP titled "Horns of the Apocalypse" through the record label OWSLA. Further showcasing his abilities, Figure released a full-length album titled "Gravity" on August 31, 2015.
Figure's song "Monster Mania" was featured on the sixth episode of season eleven of the show, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Usage examples of "figure".
He had figured to himself some passionate hysterique, merciless as a cat in her hate and her love, a zealous abettor, perhaps even the ruling spirit in the crime.
The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.
When figure 188 is examined, it will be noticed that the recurve is spoiled by the appendage abutting upon it between the shoulders at a right angle, so it must also be classified with the tented arches.
The Pleiades were all abuzz over the advent of their visiting star, Miss Frances Homer, the celebrated monologuist, who, at Eaton Auditorium, again presented her Women of Destiny series, in which she portrays women of history and the influence they brought to bear upon the lives of such momentous world figures as Napoleon, Ferdinand of Spain, Horatio Nelson and Shakespeare.
Glancing at the accelerometer I noticed that the needle was nudging past five and was almost at the figure six.
He held a number of bills, many of which were suspected by him to be forged--that is to say, that the figures had been altered after the signature of the acceptor had been written.
The heart and facial features were clearly outlined with bright red achiote and the entire figure was torn with lance marks.
As for boasting of our past, the laudator temporis acti makes but a poor figure in our time.
Data looked up, to find Darryl Adin staring at the figure of Tasha, his expression a painful mixture of surprise and sorrow.
The place was filled all day by the devout, who came to adore the Mother of God, whose figure was only interesting by reason of her magnificent breast.
That part was the recoil, and it is the recoil of the guns I figure on putting aboard my aerial warship that is giving me such trouble.
The thing was going so fast he had but an instant apprehension of the dark figure of the aeronaut crouched together clutching at his wheel.
But not all of this could wipe out those figures that had just been put up on the board, which proclaimed a victory for the Prescott aeroplane by a margin of three and twenty-one hundredths minutes!
Two Afghanis escorted a smaller figure who had been, unlike him, riding free.
They figured the Kurds, Afghanis, and Tuaregs already there would like a bit of smoke, and they could always refine opium into heroin if the Irish and Basques preferred needles to pipes.