authority figure

au`thority ,figure noun count
someone who is or seems strong and powerful

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • authority figure — noun someone who is regarded as an authority by someone else • Hypernyms: ↑authority * * * a person whose real or apparent authority over others inspires or demands obedience and emulation: Parents, teachers, and police officers are traditional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • authority figure — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms authority figure : singular authority figure plural authority figures someone who is or seems strong and powerful …   English dictionary

  • authority figure — a person whose real or apparent authority over others inspires or demands obedience and emulation: Parents, teachers, and police officers are traditional authority figures for children. * * * …   Universalium

  • figure — fig|ure1 W1S1 [ˈfıgə US ˈfıgjər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(number)¦ 2¦(amount of money)¦ 3¦(person)¦ 4¦(woman s body)¦ 5 father/mother/authority figure 6 figures 7¦(mathematical shape)¦ 8¦(painting/model)¦ 9¦(drawing)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • authority — au|thor|i|ty W1 [o:ˈθɔrıti, ə US əˈθa: , əˈθo: ] n plural authorities ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(power)¦ 2 the authorities 3¦(organization)¦ 4¦(expert)¦ 5¦(permission)¦ 6 authority figure 7¦(personal quality)¦ 8 I have it on good authority …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • figure — 1 noun (C) 1 NUMBER a) a number representing an amount, especially an officially published number: keeping unemployment figures down b) a number from 0 to 10, written as a sign rather than a word : a four/five/six figure number (=a number in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Figure with Meat — is a 1954 painting by the Irish born artist Francis Bacon. The figure mimics that of Pope Innocent X as recreated in the portrait by Diego Velázquez, placed between two bisected halves of a cow. The carcass hanging in the background is derived… …   Wikipedia

  • figure — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount/price ADJECTIVE ▪ high ▪ low ▪ double ▪ Four players reached double figures in the scoring column. ▪ accurate …   Collocations dictionary

  • figure — 1. A form or shape. 2. A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role ( e.g., relating to one s male boss as a father f. or to one s female teacher as a mother f.). 3. A form, shape, outline, or representation of an object or …   Medical dictionary

  • figure — [[t]fɪ̱gə(r), AM gjər[/t]] ♦ figures, figuring, figured 1) N COUNT A figure is a particular amount expressed as a number, especially a statistic. It would be very nice if we had a true figure of how many people in this country haven t got a job …   English dictionary

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