a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
"she made the best score on compulsory figures"
a decorative or artistic work
"the coach had a design on the doors"
a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
- figure of speech
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"
the impression produced by a person
"he cut a fine figure"
"a heroic figure"
an amount of money expressed numerically
"a figure of $17 was suggested"
a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
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"
- public figure
a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
"he made a figure of Santa Claus"
one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
"0 and 1 are digits"
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"
- human body - physical body - material body
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
"He didn't figure her"
make a mathematical calculation or computation
- work out
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"
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?"
judge to be probable
- count on