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Idioms for figure

    cut a figure. cut(defs 84, 85b).

Origin of figure

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin figūra shape, trope, equivalent to fig- (base of fingere to shape) + -ūra -ure

SYNONYMS FOR figure

1 number.
5 See form.
8 personality.
23 reckon.

OTHER WORDS FROM figure

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British Dictionary definitions for figure in

figure
/ (ˈfɪɡə, US ˈfɪɡjər) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of figure

figureless, adjectivefigurer, noun

Word Origin for figure

C13: from Latin figūra a shape, from fingere to mould
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Medical definitions for figure in

figure
[ fĭgyər ]

n.

A form or shape, as of the human body.
A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role.
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Idioms and Phrases with figure in (1 of 2)

figure in

1

Include, add in. For example, Did you figure in the travel expense?

2

Play a part in, as in His speaking ability definitely figured in his being chosen for the lead, or Their reduced income figures in all their recent decisions.

Idioms and Phrases with figure in (2 of 2)

figure

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