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figured


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Figure  \Fig"ure\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Figured};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Figuring}.]  [F.  figurer,  L.  figurare,  fr  figura.  See 
  {Figure},  n.] 
  1.  To  represent  by  a  figure,  as  to  form  or  mold;  to  make  an 
  image  of  either  palpable  or  ideal;  also  to  fashion  into 
  a  determinate  form  to  shape. 
 
  If  love,  alas!  be  pain  I  bear, 
 
  No  thought  can  figure,  and  no  tongue  declare.Prior. 
 
  2.  To  embellish  with  design;  to  adorn  with  figures. 
 
  The  vaulty  top  of  heaven  Figured  quite  o'er  with 
  burning  meteors.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  indicate  by  numerals;  also  to  compute. 
 
  As  through  a  crystal  glass  the  figured  hours  are 
  seen.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  represent  by  a  metaphor;  to  signify  or  symbolize. 
 
  Whose  white  vestments  figure  innocence.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  prefigure;  to  foreshow. 
 
  In  this  the  heaven  figures  some  event.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  (Mus.) 
  a  To  write  over  or  under  the  bass,  as  figures  or  other 
  characters,  in  order  to  indicate  the  accompanying 
  chords. 
  b  To  embellish. 
 
  {To  figure  out},  to  solve;  to  compute  or  find  the  result  of 
 
 
  {To  figure  up},  to  add  to  reckon;  to  compute  the  amount  of 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Figured  \Fig"ured\,  a. 
  1.  Adorned  with  figures;  marked  with  figures;  as  figured 
  muslin. 
 
  2.  Not  literal;  figurative.  [Obs.]  --Locke. 
 
  3.  (Mus.) 
  a  Free  and  florid;  as  a  figured  descant.  See 
  {Figurate},  3. 
  b  Indicated  or  noted  by  figures. 
 
  {Figured  bass}.  See  {Continued  bass},  under  {Continued}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  figured 
  adj  :  of  e.g.  fabric  design;  "my  dress  is  richly  figured"-  Amy 
  Lowell 




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