figure

  • 1 cut a figure — {v. phr.} To make a favorable impression; carry off an activity with dignity and grace. * /With his handsome face and sporty figure, Harry cuts quite a figure with all the ladies./ …

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  • 2 figure on — {v.} 1. To expect and think about while making plans. * /We did not figure on having so many people at the picnic./ * /He figured on going to town the next day./ Syn.: PLAN ON. 2. To depend on; be; sure about. * /You can figure on him to be on… …

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  • 3 figure out — {v.} 1. To find an answer by thinking about (some problem or difficulty); solve. * /Tom couldn t figure out the last problem on the arithmetic test./ * /Sam couldn t figure out how to print a program until the teacher showed him how./ * /Mary… …

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  • 4 figure up — {v. phr.} To calculate; add up. * /If you can figure up how many phone calls I ve made from your home, I will pay you right away./ …

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  • 5 cut a figure — {v. phr.} To make a favorable impression; carry off an activity with dignity and grace. * /With his handsome face and sporty figure, Harry cuts quite a figure with all the ladies./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 figure on — {v.} 1. To expect and think about while making plans. * /We did not figure on having so many people at the picnic./ * /He figured on going to town the next day./ Syn.: PLAN ON. 2. To depend on; be; sure about. * /You can figure on him to be on… …

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  • 7 figure out — {v.} 1. To find an answer by thinking about (some problem or difficulty); solve. * /Tom couldn t figure out the last problem on the arithmetic test./ * /Sam couldn t figure out how to print a program until the teacher showed him how./ * /Mary… …

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  • 8 figure up — {v. phr.} To calculate; add up. * /If you can figure up how many phone calls I ve made from your home, I will pay you right away./ …

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  • 9 Academy figure — 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.… …

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  • 10 Academy figure — Academy A*cad e*my, n.; pl. {Academies}. [F. acad[ e]mie, L. academia. Cf. {Academe}.] 1. A garden or grove near Athens (so named from the hero Academus), where Plato and his followers held their philosophical conferences; hence, the school of… …

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  • 11 Concurring figure — Concurring Con*cur ring, a. Agreeing. [1913 Webster] {Concurring figure} (Geom.), one which, being laid on another, exactly meets every part of it, or one which corresponds with another in all its parts. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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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  • 15 Figure caster — 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.… …

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  • 16 Figure flinger — 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.… …

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  • 17 Figure flinging — 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.… …

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  • 18 figure of speech — 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.… …

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  • 19 Figure painting — 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.… …

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  • 20 figure skater — Ice skater Ice skat er . One who skates on ice wearing an ice skate; esp. an athlete who performs athletic or artistic movements on a sheet of ice, wearing ice skates; a {speed skater} or a {figure skater}. [PJC] …

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