Related formsfig·ured·ly [fig-yerd-lee, -yer-id-] /ˈfɪg yərd li, -yər ɪd-/, adverbself-fig·ured, adjective
Definition for figured (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of figure
Examples from the Web for figured
Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Although I was not free of eating disorder thoughts, I figured the worst of it was behind me.
So this pool cleaner would always come around and talk to her, and I figured it would be a good idea for a movie.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And though I was already upset at the whole thing, I figured I had to see it through to the end.I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He figured on letting the gospel, specifically Matthew 1:28, guide his homily.11 Children Shot in Milwaukee, One in Her Grandpa's Lap|Michael Daly|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Micheli not only described the form but figured it, nearly two hundred years ago.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Hephaistos, the god of fire, is figured with a hammer and in the form of a lame and ugly blacksmith.History Of Ancient Civilization|Charles Seignobos
Likewise the notation of a Chorale with a figured bass should not be omitted.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
Accompanied by a figured Pronunciation of the French according to the best French works extant upon the subject, &c.Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)|John P. Kennedy
The famous Liquorice Factory which has figured so often in the despatches from Kut is again in the hands of our troops.
British Dictionary definitions for figured (1 of 2)
- (of a bass part) provided with numerals indicating accompanying harmonies
British Dictionary definitions for figured (2 of 2)
- a person as impressed on the mindthe figure of Napoleon
- (in combination)father-figure
Derived Formsfigureless, adjectivefigurer, noun
Word Origin for figure
Medicine definitions for figured
Idioms and Phrases with figured
In addition to the idioms beginning with figure
- figure in
- figure on
- figure out
- figure up
- ballpark figure
- in round numbers (figures)
- it figures