figure up

fig·ure up
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fig-yer uhp]
    • /ˈfɪg yər ʌp/
    • /ˈfɪɡə(r) ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fig-yer uhp]
    • /ˈfɪg yər ʌp/

Definitions of figure up words

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

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Origin of figure up

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 up


figure up 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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