Definition of "figured" []

  • Shaped or fashioned in a particular way. (adjective)
  • Decorated with a design; patterned: "My dress is richly figured” ( Amy Lowell). (adjective)
  • Represented, as in graphic art or sculpture; depicted. (adjective)
  • Depicted as a figure in graphic art, painting, or sculpture (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Decorated or patterned with a design (adjective)
  • Having a form (adjective)
  • Ornamental (adjective)
  • (of a bass part) provided with numerals indicating accompanying harmonies (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "figured" in a sentence
  • "It may take more talent to invent a single melodic turn of phrase for the expression of a conceit to write the “air” or the “theme” of a chanson, than to place two, three, or more counterpoints against a cantus firmus and to write what one calls figured music, or a finished composition (chose faite), though the latter requires more learning"
  • "“Rumors and innuendos, I’m told, in which your name figured prominently.”"
  • "McCain figured correctly that he ought to run on his own merrit."