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RELATED WORDS

audit, calculate, evaluate, inspect, assess, examine, gauge, peg, guess, derive, assume, glean, speculate, reckon, deduce, presume, ascertain, construe, presuppose, interpret

Nearby words

figurate number, figuration, figurative, figurative language, figuratively, figure, figure and ground, figure eight, figure eight suture, figure in, figure of eight

Idioms

    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.
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British Dictionary definitions for figure out (1 of 2)

figure out


verb (tr, adverb; may take a clause as object) informal

to calculate or reckon
to understand

British Dictionary definitions for figure out (2 of 2)

figure

/ (ˈfɪɡə, US ˈfɪɡjər) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsfigureless, adjectivefigurer, noun

Word Origin for figure

C13: from Latin figūra a shape, from fingere to mould
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for figure out

figure

[ fĭgyər ]

n.

A form or shape, as of the human body.
A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with figure out (1 of 2)

figure out


1

Discover or determine, as in Let's figure out a way to help. [Early 1900s]

2

Solve or decipher, as in Can you figure out this puzzle? [Early 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with figure out (2 of 2)

figure


In addition to the idioms beginning with figure

  • figure in
  • figure on
  • figure out
  • figure up

also see:

  • ballpark figure
  • in round numbers (figures)
  • it figures
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.