Meaning of “figure” - Learner’s Dictionary

figure

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈfɪɡər/
SYMBOL

B1 a symbol for a number:

Write down the amount in words and figures.
He's now being paid a six-figure salary.
single/double, etc figures

numbers from 0 to 9/numbers from 10 to 99, etc

AMOUNT

B1 a number that expresses an amount, especially in official documents:

Government figures show a rise in unemployment.
TYPE OF PERSON

B2 a particular type of person, often someone important or famous:

a mysterious figure
Lincoln was a major figure in American politics.
PERSON

B2 a person that you cannot see clearly:

I could see two figures in the distance.
BODY SHAPE

B1 the shape of someone's body, usually an attractive shape:

She's got a good figure for her age.
PICTURE (written abbreviation fig.)

a picture or drawing in a book or document, usually with a number:

Look at the graph shown in Figure 2.
→ See also father figure

(Definition of “figure noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)