figured

[ fig-yerd ]
/ ˈfɪg yərd /

adjective

ornamented with a device or pattern: figured silk; figured wallpaper.
formed or shaped: figured stones.
represented by a pictorial or sculptured figure: The god is figured as part man, part beast.
Music.
  1. florid.
  2. having the accompanying chords indicated by figures.
figurative, as language.

Origin of figured

1350–1400; Middle English, past participle of figuren to figure; see -ed2
Related formsfig·ured·ly [fig-yerd-lee, -yer-id-] /ˈfɪg yərd li, -yər ɪd-/, adverbself-fig·ured, adjective

Definition for figured (2 of 2)

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.
Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for figured (1 of 2)

figured

/ (ˈfɪɡəd) /

adjective

depicted as a figure in graphic art, painting, or sculpture
decorated or patterned with a design
having a form
music
  1. ornamental
  2. (of a bass part) provided with numerals indicating accompanying harmonies

British Dictionary definitions for figured (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
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Medicine definitions for figured

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 figured

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
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