figure (n.) 1
form, design, shape, conception
2H4 I.iii.43 [Lord Bardolph to Hastings, of building] when we see the figure of the house, / Then must we rate the cost of the erection
KJ V.iv.25 [Melun to Pembroke, Salisbury, and Bigot, of his life ebbing] even as a form of wax / Resolveth from his figure 'gainst the fire
Oth I.i.63 [Iago to Roderigo] when my outward action doth demonstrate / The native act and figure of my heart
Sonn 98.11 [of flowers] They were but sweet, but figures of delight
TC I.iii.16 [Agamemnon to all, of their war efforts] not answering the aim / And that unbodied figure of the thought / That gave't surmised shape
TC III.iii.123 [Ulysses to Achilles] like a gate of steel / Fronting the sun, receives and renders back / His figure and his heat
Tim V.i.152 [Second Senator to Timon, of the Athenians] write in thee the figures of their love [or: numbers; letters]