# diagonal

### adjective

### noun

## Origin of diagonal

## Related Words for diagonal

crosswise, bevel, oblique, cross, bias, crossways, askew, biased, slanting, transverse, beveled, transversal, cater-cornered, catty-cornered, kitty-cornered, skewing## Examples from the Web for diagonal

### Contemporary Examples of diagonal

The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.

A long, diagonal cross from Marcelo saw the ball reach Hulk, who brought it down to his feet from the top of his monumental chest.

World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty KicksTunku Varadarajan

June 28, 2014

Others were paired with sportswear-inspired tops—think a tracksuit zip-up made glam with diagonal decorative panels.

I bought wine and I made a wine list and it was the first wine list of its kind: vertical, horizontal, and diagonal.

Long strips of thin, white paper, about four feet wide, were spread in diagonal lines all over the hall.

### Historical Examples of diagonal

The jump was diagonal, and made under most difficult circumstances.

Two Boys in WyomingEdward S. Ellis

Taking this diagonal line as the length, describe another square.

Ten Books on ArchitectureVitruvius

The sand gully opened towards the sea in a diagonal direction.

The Boy SlavesMayne Reid

A door to the left, set in a diagonal wall, gives on to a corridor.

Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red RobeEugne Brieux

Some of the young chaps have their dress-coats made of diagonal.

Evening DressW. D. Howells