Well, with the money we buy a half-section from Linstrum and a half from Crow, and a quarter from Struble, maybe.
He had a half-section of land there, and his son-in-law as much more just adjoining.
Chris Arnson has traded his half-section for a place down on the river.
There was always the chance that some smart nester would come, file on a half-section and start boring artesian wells.
Father says every foot of the half-section ought to be viewed from that tree, except what's in the little clump about the cabin.
But I wanted the land, too—not merely a half-section for myself, but the whole valley—only I didn't want it for myself.
A dark moving mass came over the western hill, the Lee boy was bringing in the herd from the other half-section.
I have had a talk with Whinnie, otherwise Whinstane Sandy, who has been ditching at the far end of our half-section.
He's worried about his land payments, and I tell him he'd be happier with a half-section.
Lieutenant Bonneau had brought a half-section of sailors to our inn, and these began to explore the neighbourhood.
late 14c., "intersection of two straight lines; division of a scale;" from Old French section or directly from Latin sectionem (nominative sectio) "a cutting, cutting off, division," noun of action from past participle stem of secare "to cut," from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (cf. Old Church Slavonic seko, sešti "to cut," se čivo "ax, hatchet;" Lithuanian isekti "to engrave, carve;" Albanian šate "mattock;" Old Saxon segasna, Old English sigðe "scythe;" Old English secg "sword," seax "knife, short sword;" Old Irish doescim "I cut;" Latin saxum "rock, stone").
From 1550s as "act of cutting or dividing." Meaning "subdivision of a written work, statute, etc." is from 1570s. Meaning "a part cut off from the rest" is from early 15c.
"divide into sections," 1819, from section (n.). Related: Sectioned; sectioning.
section sec·tion (sěk'shən)
A cut or division.
The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
To separate or divide into parts.
To cut or divide tissue surgically.