Synonyms of figure in English:


See US English definition of figure

See UK English definition of figure

See Spanish definition of cifra


1‘the production figure is down 27 per cent’

statistic, number, integer, quantity, amount, level, total, sum
data, information, particulars

2‘the second figure was a nine’

digit, numeral, numerical symbol, character
rare cipher

3‘he can't put a figure on how much this is going to cost’

price, cost, amount, quantity, value, valuation, quotation, quote, rate
total, sum, aggregate
informal, humorous damage

4figures‘I'm good at figures’

arithmetic, mathematics, sums, calculations, reckoning, computation, numbers, statistics, counting
British informal maths
North American informal math

5‘her petite, curvaceous figure’

physique, build, frame, body, proportions, torso, shape, form, stature
informal vital statistics, chassis, bod

6‘a dark figure emerged from the shadows’

silhouette, outline, shape, form, profile, shadow

7‘a figure of authority’

person, personage, individual, man, woman, character, personality, presence
representative, embodiment, personification, epitome, symbol, representation, exemplification, exemplar

8‘the show features life-size figures’

human representation, image of a person, effigy

9‘the figure that is formed when a smaller square is cut out of a large square’

shape, pattern, design, motif, device, depiction

10‘this structure is shown in figure 4’

diagram, illustration, drawing, picture, plate, graphic, sketch, chart, plan, map


1‘an awesome beast who figured in Egyptian legend’

feature, appear, be featured, be mentioned, be referred to
participate, play a part, play a role, be conspicuous, have prominence, have a place

2‘a way to figure the values’

calculate, work out, total, sum, reckon, compute, enumerate, determine, evaluate, quantify, assess, count, add up, put a figure on, tally, totalize, gauge
British tot up
rare cast

3‘I figured that I didn't have much of a chance’

suppose, think, believe, fancy, consider, expect, take it, suspect, have a sneaking suspicion, sense
assume, dare say, conclude, take it as read, presume, be of the opinion, trust
deduce, infer, gather, glean, divine
North American guess

4‘‘Rosemary's away.’ ‘That figures.’’

make sense, be understandable, seem reasonable, stand to reason, be to be expected, be logical, follow, add up, stand up, hold up
ring true, be convincing
be likely, be probable, go without saying


    figure on

    ‘I figured on starting the day with a good breakfast’

    plan on, calculate on, count on, rely on, bank on, bargain on, depend on, pin one's hopes on
    anticipate, expect to, take for granted, take as read
    figure something out

    ‘he tried to figure out how to switch on the lamp’

    work out, make out, fathom, reason, puzzle out, decipher, solve, ascertain, make sense of, think out, think through, get to the bottom of, find an answer to, find an solution to, unravel, untangle
    understand, comprehend, see, grasp, get the hang of, get the drift of
    calculate, compute, reckon, assess
    informal make head or tail of, crack
    British informal suss out, twig