Synonyms of figure
1 statisticDictionary • No one really knows the true figures.
amount • I still do a certain amount of work for them.
quantity • a vast quantity of food
number • I have had an enormous number of letters from concerned parents.
2 digitDictionary • Deduct the second figure from the first.
digit • Her telephone number differs from mine by one digit.
character • Chinese characters inscribed on a plaque
symbol • I frequently use sunflowers as symbols of strength.
number • None of the doors have numbers on them.
numeral • a flat, square wristwatch with roman numerals
3 outlineDictionary • A figure appeared in the doorway.
outline • He could see only the hazy outline of the trees.
form • her petite form and delicate features
shape • the shapes of the trees against the sky
shadow • All he could see was his shadow.
profile • His handsome profile was turned away from us.
silhouette • the dark silhouette of the castle ruins
4 representationDictionary • a life-size bronze figure of a woman
representation • a life-like representation of Christ
image • The polished stone bore the graven image of a snakebird.
likeness • The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
5 shapeDictionary • Take pride in your health and your figure.
build • the smallness of his build
body • The largest organ in the body is the liver.
frame • belts pulled tight against their bony frames
torso • Lower your torso one inch, and stretch up with your arms.
physique • He has the physique and energy of a man half his age.
6 personageDictionary • The movement is supported by key figures.
personage • MPs, film stars and other important personages
individual • the rights and responsibilities of the individual
character (informal) • What an unpleasant character he is!
somebody • He suddenly became a somebody.
personality • a radio and television personality
celebrity • At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
worthy • The event brought together worthies from many fields.
notable • The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.
big name • all the big names in rock and pop
dignitary • He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
notability • They want to get hold of some minor television notability to open the fete.
7 diagramDictionary • Figure 26 shows a small circular garden of herbs.
diagram • a diagram showing the workings of the engine
drawing • She did a drawing of me.
picture • drawing a small picture with coloured chalks
illustration • She looked like a princess in a nineteenth century illustration.
sketch • a sketch of a soldier
emblem • the emblem of the Red Cross
8 designDictionary • The impulsive singer had the figure cut into his shaven hair.
design • The pictures are based on simple geometric designs.
shape • Carefully cut round the shape of the design you wish to use.
pattern • curtains in a light floral pattern
motif • wallpaper with a rose motif
9 priceDictionary • It's hard to put a figure on the damage.
price • a sharp increase in the price of petrol
cost • The cost of a loaf of bread has increased five-fold.
value • The value of his investment has risen by more than 100%.
amount • If you always pay the full amount, this won't affect you.
total • The companies have a total of 1,776 employees.
sum • The sum of all the angles of a triangle is 180 degrees.
1 supposeDictionary • I figure I'll learn from experience.
suppose • The problem was more complex than he supposed.
think • I think he'll do a great job for us.
believe • I believe you have something of mine.
expect • We expect the talks will continue until tomorrow.
guess • I guess I'm just being paranoid.
2 make senseDictionary (informal) • When I finished, he said, `Yeah. That figures'.
add up • They arrested her because her statements did not add up.
go without saying
3 featureDictionary • I didn't figure in his plans. usually with in
feature • She featured in a Hollywood film.
appear • She appeared in several of his plays.
play a part
have a place in
4 calculateDictionary • Figure the interest rate.
calculate • From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
compute • I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
add • Banks add all the interest and other charges together.
total • They haven't totalled the exact figures.
count • I counted the money. It came to more than five hundred pounds.
reckon • The 'normal' by-election swing against a government is reckoned at about 5 per cent.
tally • When the final numbers are tallied, sales will probably have fallen.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ figure on something
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addIf you add numbers or amounts together, you calculate their total.
• Banks add all the interest and other charges together.
stand to reason,
stand to reason,
amountThe amount of something is how much there is, or how much you have, need, or get.
• I still do a certain amount of work for them.
Thesaurus for figure from the Collins English Thesaurus
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