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1. Shaped or fashioned in a particular way.
2. Decorated with a design; patterned: "My dress is richly figured" (Amy Lowell).
3. Represented, as in graphic art or sculpture; depicted.


1. (Art Terms) depicted as a figure in graphic art, painting, or sculpture
2. decorated or patterned with a design
3. having a form
4. (Music, other) music
a. ornamental
b. (of a bass part) provided with numerals indicating accompanying harmonies


(ˈfɪg yərd)

1. ornamented with a device or pattern.
2. formed or shaped.
3. represented by a pictorial or sculptured figure.
fig•ured•ly (ˈfɪg yərd li, -yər ɪd-) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.figured - (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns; "my dress is richly figured"- Amy Lowell
patterned - having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
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While both men and women can be figured by this trickster Jesus, McLaughlin sees St.
I choose to read christology, and the figures of Jesus that it promulgates, because it is one of the places in Christian feminist theological discourse not only where feminist feelings of exclusion manifest themselves most strongly, but where "solutions" to McLaughlin's (and my) desire to see ourselves somehow figured in Christ often inadvertently reinscribe the very patterns of domination they seek to dislodge.
Figured as a kind of materialized sexual spasm, a jet of sperm, the white spurts up in the final, right-hand images of the triptych, in which Dyer, who has overdosed, spews his soul into the hotel washbasin.