Translation of "figure" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈfɪɡ·ər/ us /ˈfɪɡ·jər/

B1 a symbol for a number

Write down the amount in words and figures.

B1 the shape of someone’s body, usually an attractive shape

figura, tipo
That big coat hides her figure.

a person that you cannot see clearly

I could see two figures in the distance.

a particular type of person, often someone important or famous

Kennedy was a major figure in American politics.
verb uk /ˈfɪɡ·ər/ us /ˈfɪɡ·jər/ present participle figuring, past tense and past participle figured

mainly US to expect or think that something will happen

We figured you’d want to rest after your trip.

(Translation of “figure” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈfiɡə, (American) ˈfiɡjər/

the form or shape of a person

A mysterious figure came towards me
That girl has got a good figure.

a (geometrical) shape

The page was covered with a series of triangles, squares and other geometrical figures.

a symbol representing a number

cifra, número
a six-figure telephone number.

a diagram or drawing to explain something

The parts of a flower are shown in figure 3.
figurative /-rətiv/ adjective

of or using figures of speech

figurative language.
figuratively adverb

figuradamente, metafóricamente
The word is being used figuratively in this sentence.
figurehead noun

a person who is officially a leader but who does little or has little power

She is the real leader of the party – he is only a figurehead.

an ornamental figure (usually of carved wood) attached to the front of a ship.

figura de proa
figure of speech noun

one of several devices (eg metaphor, simile) for using words not with their ordinary meanings but to make a striking effect.

figura retórica
figure out phrasal verb

to understand

I can’t figure out why he said that.

(Translation of “figure” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)