figured etymology

English word figured comes from English figure, English -ed

Detailed word origin of figured

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
figured English (eng) (of a natural material) Having a pattern considered attractive appearing on a section.. Adorned with a figure or figures.

Words with the same origin as figured

Descendants of figure
Descendants of -ed
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