figure

  • 1 figure — [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal en point que la… …

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  • 2 figuré — figure [ figyr ] n. f. • Xe; lat. figura « forme » I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Forme extérieure d un corps. ⇒ aspect. Des outils « dont il ne connaît ni l usage, ni le nom, ni la figure » (La Bruyère). ♢ Mod. N avoir plus figure humaine : être si mal …

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  • 3 Figure — Fig ure (f[i^]g [ u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See {Feign}.] 1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance. [1913 Webster] Flowers have all exquisite figures. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 figure — FIGURE. s. f. La forme exterieure d une chose materielle. La figure du corps humain. cet animal, ce poisson est d une estrange figure, voilà une plante d une figure bien bizarre. une estrange figure d homme. une plaisante figure, une sotte figure …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Figure 8 — might refer to: *Figure 8, an expression describing a Lissajous curve that resembles the number 8 *Figure 8, a circle that turns around upon itself, on its side is a symbol for infinity *Figure eight knot, (also called a Flemish Knot), is a type… …

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  • 6 figuré — figuré, ée (fi gu ré, rée) part. passé. 1°   Qui est fait selon une certaine figure.    Terme d anatomie. Élément anatomique figuré, se dit par opposition à éléments anatomiques amorphes ou matières amorphes.    Plan figuré d une maison, d une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 7 Figure — may refer to:*A shape, drawing, or representation *Figure 8 *A person s figure *Miniature representation of something **Action figure, in arts *a number *a type of person, as in Christ figureWriting *a figure in writing is a type of floating… …

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  • 8 figure — n 1 *number, numeral, digit, integer Analogous words: symbol, *character 2 *form, shape, configuration, conformation Analogous words: *outline, contour, profile, silhouette: *character, symbol, sign, mark …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 figure — [fig′yər, figyoor; ] often, esp. for v., & Brit always [, fig′ər] n. [ME < OFr < L figura < fingere, to form, shape: see DOUGH] 1. the outline or shape of something; form 2. the shape of the human body; human form 3. a person, esp. one… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Figure — Fig ure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Figured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Figuring}.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See {Figure}, n.] 1. To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Figure 8 — Album par Elliott Smith Sortie 18 avril 2000 Durée 52:06 Genre Rock indépendant Producteur Elliott Smith Tom Rothrock Rob Schnapf …

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  • 12 figure — [n1] numeral; numeric value amount, character, chiffer, cipher, cost, digit, integer, number, price, quotation, rate, sum, symbol, terms, total, worth; concepts 784,787 Ant. letter figure [n2] form, shape; physical structure anatomy, appearance,… …

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  • 13 figure — Figure, f. penac. A diverses significations, l une est le delineament et pourtraict. Selon ce on dit, Cela a la figure d un cheval, Equum refert. Et de là procede cette phrase, veuë figure, qui signifie la description d un lieu faicte à veuë d… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 figure — ► NOUN 1) a number or numerical symbol. 2) an amount of money. 3) a person s bodily shape, especially that of a woman. 4) a person seen indistinctly. 5) an artistic representation of a human or animal form. 6) a shape defined by one or more lines …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Figure — Fig ure, v. i. 1. To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicious; as, the envoy figured at court. [1913 Webster] Sociable, hospitable, eloquent, admired, figuring away brilliantly. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] 2. To calculate; to contrive; to… …

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  • 16 figure — 1. Both the noun and the verb are pronounced fig ǝ in BrE but fig yǝ in AmE. The derivative forms figural, figuration, and figurine have the y sound in both BrE and AmE; but figurative (figǝ rǝ tiv) lacks it in BrE. 2. As a verb, figure is used… …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 figure — FIGURE: Une figure agréable est le plus sûr des passeports …

    Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • 18 figure on — (something) 1. to expect something. I d better not figure on staying with them if they already have weekend guests. 2. to plan something. I had figured on serving ten people dinner and had just the right amount of food …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 19 figure — index bill (invoice), body (main part), build (construct), calculate, character (an individual), co …

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  • 20 figure up — index sum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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