Figure and Icon


Figure noun - A person who is widely known and usually much talked about.
Usage example: figures from the worlds of sport and entertainment will be guests at the White House dinner

Icon is a synonym for figure. In some cases you can use "Icon" instead a noun "Figure".

Nearby Words: figured, figuring, figurine, figuration, fig


Icon noun - A person who is widely known and usually much talked about.
Usage example: a sports bar filled with photos of icons from football, basketball, and baseball
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Synonyms for Icon

Figure is a synonym for icon in image topic. You can use "Figure" instead a noun "Icon", if it concerns topics such as representation, thing.

Nearby Words: iconic, iconography, iconics

How words are described

beloved beloved figure beloved icon
old old figure old icon
public public figure public icon
original original figure original icon
Other adjectives: single, prominent, popular, small, real, big, evil, blue, little, tiny, main, respected, important, famous, key, new, major, heroic, religious, legendary, giant.

Both words in one sentence

  • Music / Britney Spears By that time, she had firmly secured her status as a pop culture figure and icon.
  • Audrey Hepburn these days is held up as a fashion icon for her thin willowy figure.
  • Flexing Those Non-Biceps Kingdom of Loathing uses a little icon of a stick figure◊ with a drooping biceps to represent the effects of Wussinessnote -3 Muscle.
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Icon or Figure. 2016. Accessed August 08, 2022.
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