- the making of an incision.
- an incision.
- a small unit consisting of two or more squads.
- Also called staff section. any of the subdivisions of a staff.
- a small tactical division in naval and air units.
- a division of a sleeping car containing both an upper and a lower berth.
- a length of trackage, roadbed, signal equipment, etc., maintained by one crew.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of section
SYNONYMS FOR section
OTHER WORDS FROM sectionhalf-sec·tion, nounmul·ti·sec·tion, adjectiveun·sec·tioned, adjective
Words nearby section
Example sentences from the Web for half-section
I have had a talk with Whinnie, otherwise Whinstane Sandy, who has been ditching at the far end of our half-section.The Prairie Mother|Arthur Stringer
Lieutenant Bonneau had brought a half-section of sailors to our inn, and these began to explore the neighbourhood.Dixmude|Charles Le Goffic
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.The Long Chance|Peter B. Kyne
Chris Arnson has traded his half-section for a place down on the river.O Pioneers!|Willa Cather
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.The Price of the Prairie|Margaret Hill McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for half-section (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for half-section (2 of 2)
- a plane surface formed by cutting through a solid
- the shape or area of such a plane surfaceCompare cross section (def. 1)
- an extended division of a composition or movement that forms a coherent part of the structurethe development section
- a division in an orchestra, band, etc, containing instruments belonging to the same classthe brass section