verb (used with object), fig·ured, fig·ur·ing.
- to embellish with passing notes or other decorations.
- to write figures above or below (a bass part) to indicate accompanying chords.
verb (used without object), fig·ured, fig·ur·ing.
- to count or rely on.
- to take into consideration; plan on: You had better figure on running into heavy traffic leaving the city.
- to understand; solve: We couldn't figure out where all the money had gone.
- to calculate; compute.
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It’s your new favorite source for the strangest science-adjacent facts, figures, and Wikipedia spirals the editors of Popular Science can muster.This scientist thought he’d found the source of all sexual energy|PopSci Staff|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Additionally, since NBCU’s program will be measuring against product sales, advertisers will be able to judge for themselves whether NBCU’s results align with their internal figures.NBCUniversal tests new measurement program to prove it can push product sales for advertisers|Tim Peterson|September 17, 2020|Digiday
Instead, the country has seen at least 193,000 deaths, a figure that is probably an underestimation.Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll — but most recent deaths have been in red states|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
As previously reported by Modern Retail, Walmart is currently focused on customer retention and experts expect the membership program to help boost those figures.How Walmart is advertising its new loyalty program, Walmart+|Kristina Monllos|September 11, 2020|Digiday
San Diego Unified has not made similar figures available, but we know the district is worried.The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Is Terrified of Kids Opting Out|Will Huntsberry|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
Several of them disputed the figure of six million Jewish deaths in the Holocaust.
Iggy Azalea herself might not even understand how polarizing and important a figure Iggy Azalea has become.
Meanwhile, politicos were already trying to figure out their next play.
I figure if he just says jute enough times, it will all pass and we'll get back to the scene.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The figure was clearly alien, though startlingly humanoid—at least from the waist up, which was all that showed in the screen.A Matter of Magnitude|Al Sevcik
Mrs. Parflete is a beautiful creature, but quite a child, and therefore weedy as to figure.Robert Orange|John Oliver Hobbes
A figure, seen indistinctly in the darkness, stood before her.From Canal Boy to President|Horatio Alger, Jr.
The figure is broken at the waist, and the upper part is thrown back on the ground.What We Saw in Egypt|Anonymous
In direct truth the figure might well be the work of Niccol Liberatore, and is conceived on the lines of his school.Great Masters in Painting: Perugino|George C. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for figure
- a person as impressed on the mindthe figure of Napoleon
- (in combination)father-figure
Derived forms of figurefigureless, adjectivefigurer, noun
Word Origin for figure
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Idioms and Phrases with figure
In addition to the idioms beginning with figure
- figure in
- figure on
- figure out
- figure up
- ballpark figure
- in round numbers (figures)
- it figures