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数字; 算术; 人物; 身材
计算; 出现; 扮演角色
计算在内; 估计; 推测; 认为
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They had almost reached the boat when a figure shot past them.
Alistair saw the dim figure of Rose in the chair.
I don't have to be a detective to figure that out.
Can people actually survive on that kind of figure?
This might seem like an easy figure to calculate.
But how did the Vatican arrive at that figure?
The approximate figure is 40, while the exact number is 38.
A sculptor may see different figures implicit in a block of stone.
Will you check these figures?
N-COUNT 数字;(尤指)统计数字 A figure is a particular amount expressed as a number, especially a statistic.
It would be very nice if we had a true figure of how many people in this country haven't got a job...
It will not be long before the inflation figure starts to fall...
New Government figures predict that one in two marriages will end in divorce.
N-COUNT (0 到 9 的)数字符号，数目字 A figure is any of the ten written symbols from 0 to 9 that are used to represent a number.
N-PLURAL 位数 An amount or number that is in single figures is between zero and nine. An amount or number that is in double figures is between ten and ninety-nine. You can also say, for example, that an amount or number is in three figures when it is between one hundred and nine hundred and ninety-nine.
Inflation, which has usually been in single figures, is running at more than 12%...
Crawley, with 14, was the only other player to reach double figures...
克劳利拿到 14 分,是仅有的另外一个得分达两位数的球员。
The thermometer nudged three figures yesterday in Rome.
N-COUNT 人影;身影 You refer to someone that you can see as a figure when you cannot see them clearly or when you are describing them.
usu with supp
Alistair saw the dim figure of Rose in the chair...
She waited, standing on the bridge, until his figure vanished against the grey backdrop of the Palace...
A figure in a blue dress appeared in the doorway.
N-COUNT (绘画作品中的)人物;雕像;塑像 In art, a figure is a person in a drawing or a painting, or a statue of a person.
...a life-size bronze figure of a brooding, hooded woman.
N-COUNT 体形;身材 Your figure is the shape of your body.
Take pride in your health and your figure...
Janet was a natural blonde with a good figure.
N-COUNT 知名人士;重要人物 Someone who is referred to as a figure of a particular kind is a person who is well-known and important in some way.
The movement is supported by key figures in the three main political parties.
N-COUNT (某种)人物，形象 If you say that someone is, for example, a mother figure or a hero figure, you mean that other people regard them as the type of person stated or suggested.
Sometimes young lads just need to turn to a mother figure for a bit of a chat and reassurance.
Daniel Boone, the great hero figure of the frontier...
Local police chiefs should re-emerge as figures of authority and reassurance in their areas.
N-COUNT (书、杂志等中的)图，表 In books and magazines, the diagrams which help to show or explain information are referred to as figures .
also N num
If you look at a world map (see Figure 1) you can identify the major wine-producing regions...
Figure 1.15 shows which provinces lost populations between 1910 and 1920.
表 1.15 显示出哪些省份在 1910 至 1920 年间人口减少了。
N-COUNT (尤指规则的几何)图形 In geometry, a figure is a shape, especially a regular shape.
usu supp N TECHNICAL 术语
Draw a pentagon, a regular five-sided figure.
VERB 认为;猜想;估计 If you figure that something is the case, you think or guess that it is the case.
V that INFORMAL 非正式
She figured that both she and Ned had learned a lot from the experience.
VERB 不奇怪;很正常;合乎情理 If you say 'That figures' or 'It figures', you mean that the fact referred to is not surprising.
When I finished, he said, 'Yeah. That figures'...
Work it out and you'll find it figures.
VERB 出现，包括(在…中) If a person or thing figures in something, they appear in or are included in it.
Human rights violations figured prominently in the report.
PHRASE 显出…的样子;显得 If you say that someone cuts a particular figure, you mean that they appear to other people in the way described.
Today she cuts a lonely figure.
PHRASE 小丑;可笑的人 If you describe someone as a figure of fun, you mean that people think they are ridiculous.
The man has become an unlikely figure of fun.
PHRASE 保持/失去苗条的身材 If you keep your figure, you stay thin. If you lose your figure, you become rather fat.
V and N inflect
You'll lose your girlish figure if you don't watch out.
PHRASE 说出…的确切数量(或数目) When you put a figure on an amount, you say exactly how much it is.
No one will put a figure on the final cost of this reconstruction.
PHRASAL VERB 预料;料想 If you figure on something, you plan that it will happen or assume that it will happen when making your plans.
V P n/-ing INFORMAL 非正式
Jack worked as hard as he could to build his business, but he hadn't figured on a few obstacles.
PHRASAL VERB 想出;理解;弄清 If you figure out a solution to a problem or the reason for something, you succeed in solving it or understanding it.
V P wh/that V P n (not pron) V n P INFORMAL 非正式
It took them about one month to figure out how to start the equipment...
They're trying to figure out the politics of this whole situation...
I don't have to be a detective to figure that out.
PHRASAL VERB 算出…的总和 If you figure up a cost or amount, you add numbers together to get the total.
V P n mainly AM 主美
He figured up the balance in their checking account.
The above figure did not include workers.
图解, 图表; 装饰性的图案
The figure on page 22 shows a political map of Africa.
人或动物的像, 画像, 肖像
There is a group of figures on the left of the painting.
轮廓, 人影, 身材, 体态, 风姿
I made out three figures moving in the distance.
Are you good at figures?
His name figured among the guests.
His name figures in my report.
The boy was figured on a blackboard.
Figure the total and I'll pay it with a cheque.
估计, 有可能; 认为, 料想
I figured that you wouldn't come.
He figured himself as a good candidate.
The sculptor figured the girl in clay.
1. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material;
- " "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2" "
2. alternative names for the body of a human being;
- " "Leonardo studied the human body" "
- " "he has a strong physique" "
- " "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" "
3. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers;
- " "0 and 1 are digits" "
4. a model of a bodily form (especially of a person);
- " "he made a figure of Santa Claus" "
5. a well-known or notable person;
- " "they studied all the great names in the history of France" "
- " "she is an important figure in modern music" "
6. a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
7. an amount of money expressed numerically;
- " "a figure of $17 was suggested" "
8. the impression produced by a person;
- " "he cut a fine figure" "
- " "a heroic figure" "
9. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals;
- " "he had a number of chores to do" "
- " "the number of parameters is small" "
- " "the figure was about a thousand" "
10. language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
11. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
12. a decorative or artistic work;
- " "the coach had a design on the doors" "
13. a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating;
- " "she made the best score on compulsory figures" "
1. judge to be probable
2. be or play a part of or in;
- " "Elections figure prominently in every government program" "
- " "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?" "
3. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;
- " "I can't see him on horseback!" "
- " "I can see what will happen" "
- " "I can see a risk in this strategy" "
4. make a mathematical calculation or computation
- " "He didn't figure her" "
figure of fun
a person who is considered ridiculous 可笑之人
figure of speech
a word or phrase used in a non-literal sense to add rhetorical force or interest to a spoken or written passage 修辞（格），修辞手段
lose (或 keep) one's figure
lose (or retain) a slim and attractive bodily shape 破坏（或保持）体形（或身段）
put a figure on something
give a price or exact number for 给…定价（或提供确切数字）
(N. Amer. informal)count or rely on something happening or being the case in the future (北美，非正式)把…估计在内，估计到，预计到；依赖
anyone thinking of salmon fishing should figure on paying $200 a day.
figure something out
(informal)solve or discover the cause of a problem (非正式)解决；弄懂，了解
he was trying to figure out why the camera wasn't working.
figure someone out
reach an understanding of a person's actions, motives, or personality 了解，估摸，摸熟（某人的行动、动机、个性）
To include, as in making an account 包括：包括，如在计算数量中
figured in travel expenses.
figure on 【非正式用语】
To depend on 依靠
We figured on your support.
To take into consideration; expect 把…估计在内；期望
I figured on an hour's delay.
To plan 计划
We figure on leaving at noon.
figure out 【非正式用语】
To discover or decide 发现或决定
Let's figure out a way to help.
To solve or decipher 解决或破译
Can you figure out this puzzle?
Middle English (in the senses 'distinctive shape of a person or thing', 'representation of something material or immaterial', and 'numerical symbol', among others): from Old French figure (noun), figurer (verb), from Latin figura 'shape, figure, form'; related to fingere 'form, contrive'