(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. form, shape, configuration, outline; body; representation, image, effigy; appearance; pattern, diagram; figure of speech (see figurative); emblem, symbol, number, digit; figurehead; cast, bust, statue. —v. ornament, decorate; symbolize, represent, signify, delineate, embody; imagine, conceive, picture; draw, outline; compute, calculate, do sums; appear, perform, act; cut a figure, matter, stand out. See imagination, numeration, action.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A form]
Syn. shape, mass, structure; see form 1 .
2. [The human torso]
Syn. body, frame, torso, shape, form, development, configuration, build, physique, appearance, outline, posture, attitude, pose, carriage, chassis*, bod*.
3. [An arrangement of lines, masses, and the like]
Syn. illustration, sketch, composition, pattern; see design 1 , picture 3 , statue .
4. [A representation of quantity]
Syn. numeral, sum, total, symbol; see number 2 , symbol .
5. [Price]
Syn. value, amount, sum, terms; see price .
6. [A person]
Syn. character, personage, personality; see person 1 , personage 2 .
See Synonym Study at form . v.
1. [To compute]
Syn. calculate, reckon, number, count; see calculate 1 .
2. [To estimate]
Syn. set a figure, appraise, guess, fix a price; see estimate 1 .
3. [*To come to a conclusion]
Syn. conclude, suppose, think, opine; see decide , estimate 2 , infer 1 .
4. [To figure out]
Syn. comprehend, master, reason out; see solve , understand 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. form outline, shape, configuration, cast, structure, conformation.
2. physique build, body, frame, shape.
3. illustration picture, diagram, drawing, depiction, sketch, pattern, design.
4. prominent person celebrity, notable, personage, man, woman, character.
5. number numeral, digit.
1. calculate compute, reckon, add up, sum, tally, count.
2. think reckon, believe, suppose, guess, reason, judge.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Arithmetic calculations. Used in plural: arithmetic, computation, number (used in plural). See COUNT. 2. The external outline of a thing: cast, configuration, form, pattern, shape. See SURFACE. 3. An element or a component in a decorative composition: design, device, motif, motive, pattern. See PART. II verb 1. To ascertain by mathematics: calculate, cast, cipher, compute, reckon. See REASON. 2. Informal. To have an opinion: believe, consider, deem, hold, opine, think. Informal: judge. Idiom: be of the opinion. See OPINION.

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