1. of or relating to or being biography

    Synonyms : biographic
    Examples :
    • biographical data


  1. accuse formally of a crime

    Type Of : accuse, charge


  1. characterized by friendship and good will

    Antonyms : hostile
    Examples :
    • an amicable agreement


  1. in deplorable condition

    Synonyms : bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, tatterdemalion, tumble-down
    Examples :
    • a ramshackle old pier


  1. without partiality

    Examples :
    • evenhanded justice


  1. relating to the technical aspects of drama

    Synonyms : dramaturgic


  1. having had the head cut off

    Synonyms : decapitated
    Examples :
    • the beheaded prisoners


  1. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

    Synonyms : digit
    Type Of : whole number, integer
  2. judge to be probable

    Synonyms : calculate, count on, estimate, forecast, reckon
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
  3. be or play a part of or in

    Synonyms : enter
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Elections figure prominently in every government program
    • How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?
  4. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

    Synonyms : fig
    Type Of : illustration
  5. a decorative or artistic work

    Synonyms : design, pattern
    Type Of : decoration, ornament, ornamentation
  6. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

    Synonyms : number
    Type Of : amount
    Examples :
    • the figure was about a thousand
  7. a well-known or notable person

    Synonyms : name, public figure
    Type Of : important person, influential person, personage
    Examples :
    • she is an important figure in modern music
  8. alternative names for the body of a human being

    Synonyms : anatomy, bod, build, chassis, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
    Type Of : organic structure, body
  9. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    Synonyms : envision, fancy, image, picture, project, see, visualise, visualize
    Type Of : ideate, imagine, conceive of, envisage
  10. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

    Synonyms : figure of speech, image, trope
    Type Of : rhetorical device
  11. make a mathematical calculation or computation

    Synonyms : calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, reckon, work out
    Type Of : reason
  12. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape

    Type Of : form, shape
  13. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person)

    Type Of : model, simulation
    Examples :
    • he made a figure of Santa Claus
  14. an amount of money expressed numerically

    Type Of : sum, amount, sum of money, amount of money
    Examples :
    • a figure of $17 was suggested
  15. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating

    Type Of : maneuver, manoeuvre, play
    Examples :
    • she made the best score on compulsory figures
  16. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground

    Antonyms : ground
    Type Of : perception, perceptual experience, percept
  17. the impression produced by a person

    Type Of : impression, effect
    Examples :
    • he cut a fine figure
    • a heroic figure
  18. understand

    Type Of : compass, apprehend, savvy, get the picture, grasp, dig, comprehend, grok
    Examples :
    • He didn't figure her


  1. arousing affect

    Synonyms : affecting, touching
    Examples :
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
  2. keenly distressing to the mind or feelings

    Examples :
    • poignant anxiety


  1. formed or conceived by the imagination

    Synonyms : fabricated, fictional, fictitious
    Examples :
    • a fancied wrong