Antonyms of noun figure

1 of 13 senses of figure

Sense 11
figure -- (a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground)
       Antonym of ground (Sense 8)
      => ground -- (a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun figure

13 senses of figure

Sense 1
figure, fig -- (a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2")
       => illustration -- (artwork that helps make something clear or attractive)

Sense 2
human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh -- (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")
       => body, organic structure, physical structure -- (the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire")

Sense 3
digit, figure -- (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits")
       => integer, whole number -- (any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction")

Sense 4
figure -- (a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); "he made a figure of Santa Claus")
       => model, simulation -- (representation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale))

Sense 5
name, figure, public figure -- (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")
       => important person, influential person, personage -- (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)

Sense 6
figure -- (a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape)
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 7
figure -- (an amount of money expressed numerically; "a figure of $17 was suggested")
       => sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money -- (a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient")

Sense 8
figure -- (the impression produced by a person; "he cut a fine figure"; "a heroic figure")
       => impression, effect -- (an outward appearance; "he made a good impression"; "I wanted to create an impression of success"; "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting")

Sense 9
number, figure -- (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")
       => amount -- (the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people")

Sense 10
trope, figure of speech, figure, image -- (language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense)
       => rhetorical device -- (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))

Sense 11
figure -- (a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground)
       => percept, perception, perceptual experience -- (the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept)

Sense 12
design, pattern, figure -- (a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors")
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 13
figure -- (a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures")
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, play -- (a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb figure

5 senses of figure

Sense 1
calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecast -- (judge to be probable)
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 2
figure, enter -- (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?")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image -- (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")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 4
calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)
       => reason -- (think logically; "The children must learn to reason")
          Phrasal Verb-> figure out#1

Sense 5
figure -- (understand; "He didn't figure her")
       => grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")

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