figure etymology

English word figure comes from Old French figure

Detailed word origin of figure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
figure Old French (fro)
figure Middle English (enm)
figure English (eng) (astrology) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the astrological houses.. (logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the relative position of the middle term.. (music) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a strain or passage; a motif; a florid embellishment.. (music) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as a group of chords, which produce a single [...]