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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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