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figure

noun [C] (SHAPE)    /ˈfɪɡ.ər/ US  /-jʊr/
B2 the shape of the human body, or a person: I could see two tall figures in the distance. A strange bearded figure (= person) entered the room.figurative She was a central/key/leading figure in (= was an important person in) the movement for constitutional reform.The bodyPeople in general a painting, drawing, or model of a person: There are several reclining figures in the painting.Pictures B1 a woman's body shape: She's got a beautiful figure. She got her figure back (= returned to her usual shape) after having the baby.The body
(Definition of figure noun (SHAPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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