figure

I
n.
impression
appearance

1) to cut a (fine) figure ('to make a strong impression')

2) a conspicuous, dashing, fine, handsome, imposing, striking, trim figure (to cut a dashing figure)

3) a ridiculous, sorry figure

person
personage

4) a familiar; national; political; prominent, well-known; public; religious; underworld figure

5) a father; mother; parental figure

number

6) to bandy figures

7) approximate, ball-park (AE; colloq.), round; available; exact; official; reliable figures

8) in figures (in round figures)

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) ('to play a role') to figure in (she figured prominently in history)

2) (colloq.) (esp. AE) ('to estimate') (L) we figured that he would arrive at around two o'clock

3) (colloq.) (esp. AE) (M) ('to estimate') I figured him to be worth a few hundred thousand

* * *
['fɪgə]
dashing
handsome
imposing
national
parental figure
political
prominent
reliable figures
sorry figure
striking
underworld figure
ball-park (AE; colloq.)
trim figure (to cut a dashing figure)
(colloq.) (esp. AE) ('to estimate') (L) we figured that he would arrive at around two o'clock
(colloq.) (esp. AE) (M) ('to estimate') I figured him to be worth a few hundred thousand
['number'] to bandy figures
['person'] ['personage'] a familiar
a conspicuous
a father
a ridiculous
['impression'] ['appearance'] to cut a (fine) figure ('to make a strong impression')
in figures (in round figures)
(d; intr.) ('to play a role') to figure in (she figured prominently in history)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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