figure on

fig·ure on
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-yer on, awn]
    • /ˈfɪg yər ɒn, ɔn/
    • /ˈfɪɡə(r) ɒn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-yer on, awn]
    • /ˈfɪg yər ɒn, ɔn/

Definitions of figure on words

  • noun figure on a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral. 1
  • noun figure on an amount or value expressed in numbers. 1
  • noun figure on figures, the use of numbers in calculating; arithmetic: to be poor at figures. 1
  • noun figure on a written symbol other than a letter. 1
  • noun figure on form or shape, as determined by outlines or exterior surfaces: to be round, square, or cubical in figure. 1
  • noun figure on the bodily form or frame: a slender or graceful figure. 1

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Origin of figure on

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin figūra shape, trope, equivalent to fig- (base of fingere to shape) + -ūra -ure

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Parts of speech for Figure on


figure on popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for figure on

verb figure on

  • try — to attempt to do or accomplish: Try it before you say it's simple.
  • resolve — to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full.
  • propose — to offer or suggest (a matter, subject, case, etc.) for consideration, acceptance, or action: to propose a new method.
  • aim — If you aim for something or aim to do something, you plan or hope to achieve it.
  • contemplate — If you contemplate an action, you think about whether to do it or not.

Antonyms for figure on

verb figure on

  • disbelieve — to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO sightings.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • use — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.
  • misuse — wrong or improper use; misapplication.

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