hexagon

[ hek-suh-gon, -guh n ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌgɒn, -gən /

noun

a polygon having six angles and six sides.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of hexagon

From the Greek word hexágōnon, dating back to 1560–70. See hexa-, -gon
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hexagon

British Dictionary definitions for hexagon

hexagon
/ (ˈhɛksəɡən) /

noun

a polygon having six sides
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for hexagon

hexagon
[ hĕksə-gŏn′ ]

A polygon having six sides.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for hexagon

hexagon

A polygon having six sides.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.