-figure

COMB in ADJ: ADJ n
-figure combines with a number, usually `five', `six', or `seven', to form adjectives which say how many figures are in a number. These adjectives usually describe a large amount of money. For example, a six-figure sum is between 100,000 and 999,999.

Columbia Pictures paid him a six-figure sum for the film rights.

...collectors' pieces which change hands for five-figure sums.


English dictionary. 2008.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.