King James Bible Dictionary


Greek - English Dictionary

G5179 - Figure

Strong's No.:G5179




Word Origin:From G5180

Bible Usage:en- (ex-) ample fashion figure form manner pattern print.

Part of Speech:Noun Masculine


a die (as struck) that is (by implication) a stamp or scar; by analogy a shape that is a statue (figuratively) style or resemblance; specifically a sampler (type) that is a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning)


1. the mark of a stroke or blow, print

2. a figure formed by a blow or impression

a. of a figure or image

b. of the image of the gods

3. form

a. the teaching which embodies the sum and substance of religion and represents it to the mind, manner of writing, the contents and form of a letter

4. an example

a. in the technical sense, the pattern in conformity to which a thing must be made

b. in an ethical sense, a dissuasive example, a pattern of warning

1. of ruinous events which serve as admonitions or warnings to others

c. an example to be imitated

1. of men worthy of imitation

d. in a doctrinal sense

1. of a type i.e. a person or thing prefiguring a future (Messianic) person or thing

Bible References:

example ( 3 )
examples ( 4 )
fashion ( 1 )
figure ( 1 )
figures ( 1 )
form ( 1 )
manner ( 1 )
pattern ( 2 )
print ( 2 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.