- a number, especially one which forms part of official statistics or relates to the financial performance of a company；a numerical symbol, especially any of the ten in Arabic notation
- have a significant part or role in a situation or process；think, consider, or expect to be the case
verb: figure, 3rd person present: figures, gerund or present participle: figuring, past tense: figured, past participle: figured
noun: figure, plural noun: figures
- 1. a number, especially one which forms part of official statistics or relates to the financial performance of a company the trade figures by 1998, this figure had risen to 14 million 同義詞
- ▪ a numerical symbol, especially any of the ten in Arabic notation the figure 7 同義詞
- ▪ one of a specified number of digits making up a larger number, used to give a rough idea of the order of magnitude a six-figure sum of money
- ▪ an amount of money a figure of two thousand pounds 同義詞
- ▪ arithmetical calculations she has no head for figures 同義詞
- 2. a person's bodily shape, especially that of a woman and when considered to be attractive she had always been so proud of her figure 同義詞
- ▪ a person seen indistinctly or from a distance a dark figure emerged from the shadows 同義詞
- ▪ a representation of a human or animal form in drawing or sculpture starkly painted figures 同義詞
- 3. a person of a particular kind, especially one who is important or distinctive in some way Williams became something of a cult figure 同義詞
- 4. a shape which is defined by one or more lines in two dimensions (such as a circle or a triangle), or one or more surfaces in three dimensions (such as a sphere or a cuboid), either considered mathematically in geometry or used as a decorative design a red ground with white and blue geometrical figures 同義詞
- ▪ a diagram or illustrative drawing, especially in a book or magazine figure 1 shows an ignition circuit 同義詞
- ▪ (in skating) a movement or series of movements following a prescribed pattern and often beginning and ending at the same point.
- ▪ a pattern formed by the movements of a group of people, for example in country dancing, as part of a longer dance or display.
- ▪ archaic the external form or shape of something.
- 5. a short succession of notes producing a single impression; a brief melodic or rhythmic formula out of which longer passages are developed.
- 6. the form of a syllogism, classified according to the position of the middle term.
- 1. have a significant part or role in a situation or process the issue of nuclear policy figured prominently in the talks human rights do not figure high on their agenda 同義詞
- 2. North American informal think, consider, or expect to be the case I figured that I didn't have much of a chance for years, teachers had figured him for a dullard 同義詞
- ▪ (of a recent event or newly discovered fact) be perfectly understandable and only to be expected well, she supposed that figured 同義詞
- 3. North American calculate or work out (an amount or value) arithmetically my accountant figured my tax wrong 同義詞
- 4. represent in a diagram or picture varieties of this Cape genus are figured from drawings made there
- ▪ embellish (something) with a design or pattern the 11th-century silken dalmatic is figured with double-headed griffins a clock with a figured mahogany case