1. (n.) The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.

2. (n.) 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.

3. (n.) A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article; a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a pretty figure.

4. (n.) A diagram or drawing; made to represent a magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a surface or space enclosed on all sides; -- called superficial when enclosed by lines, and solid when enclosed by surface; any arrangement made up of points, lines, angles, surfaces, etc.

5. (n.) The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career of a person; as, a sorry figure.

6. (n.) Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous representation; splendor; show.

7. (n.) A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.

8. (n.) Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are estimated or sold at a low figure.

9. (n.) A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes a type or representative.

10. (n.) 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.

11. (n.) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.

12. (n.) Any one of the several regular steps or movements made by a dancer.

13. (n.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.

14. (n.) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single complete and distinct impression.

15. (n.) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a musical or motive; a florid embellishment.

16. (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.

17. (n.) To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.

18. (n.) To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.

19. (n.) To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

20. (n.) To prefigure; to foreshow.

21. (n.) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords.

22. (n.) To embellish.

23. (v. t.) To make a figure; to be distinguished or conspicuous; as, the envoy figured at court.

24. (v. t.) To calculate; to contrive; to scheme; as, he is figuring to secure the nomination.

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