English definition of “figure”
/ˈfɪgər/ noun [C]
SYMBOL › 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 › a number that expresses an amount, especially in official documents: Government figures show a rise in unemployment.
TYPE OF PERSON › a particular type of person, often someone important or famous: a mysterious figure Lincoln was a major figure in American politics.
PERSON › a person that you cannot see clearly: I could see two figures in the distance.
BODY SHAPE › 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