figured

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From figure +‎ -ed.

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figured

  1. simple past tense and past participle of figure

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figured (comparative more figured, superlative most figured)

  1. (of a natural material) Having a pattern considered attractive appearing on a section.
    Figured wood is especially sought after for its distinctive texture.
  2. Adorned with a figure or figures.
    • 1906, Stanley J. Weyman, Chippinge Borough, chapterI:
      It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p.446:
      Some of these mosaics have been carefully altered to replaced figured by non-figured designs.

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