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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

patterned \patterned\ adjective Having describable patterns, especially patterns of colors. [Narrower terms: {banded}, {blotched, blotchy, splotched}, {brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby}, {burled}, {checked, checkered}, {dappled, mottled}, {dotted, flecked, specked, speckled, stippled}, {figured}, {floral, flowered}, {laced}, {marbled, marbleized}, {moire, watered}, {pinstriped, pinstripe(prenominal)}, {slashed, streaked}, {spotted}, {sprigged}, {streaked, streaky}, {striped, stripy}, {tessellated}, {veined, venose}] {plain, solid} [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Figure \Fig"ure\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Figured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Figuring}.] [F. figurer, L. figurare, fr. figura. See {Figure}, noun]

1. To represent by a figure, as to form or mold; to make an image of, either palpable or ideal; also, to fashion into a determinate form; to shape.

If love, alas! be pain I bear,

No thought can figure, and no tongue declare.Prior.

2. To embellish with design; to adorn with figures.

The vaulty top of heaven Figured quite o'er with burning meteors. --Shak.

3. To indicate by numerals; also, to compute.

As through a crystal glass the figured hours are seen. --Dryden.

4. To represent by a metaphor; to signify or symbolize.

Whose white vestments figure innocence. --Shak.

5. To prefigure; to foreshow.

In this the heaven figures some event. --Shak.

6. (Mus.) (a) To write over or under the bass, as figures or other characters, in order to indicate the accompanying chords. (b) To embellish.

{To figure out}, to solve; to compute or find the result of.

{To figure up}, to add; to reckon; to compute the amount of.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Figured \Fig"ured\, adjective

1. Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.

2. Not literal; figurative. [Obs.] --Locke.

3. (Mus.) (a) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See {Figurate}, 3. (b) Indicated or noted by figures.

{Figured bass}. See {Continued bass}, under {Continued}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (of e.g. fabric design) adorned with patterns; "my dress is richly figured"- Amy Lowell

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