Dictionary.com

hexagon

[ hek-suh-gon, -guhn ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌgɒn, -gən /
Save This Word!

noun
a polygon having six angles and six sides.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON OPPOSITES OF RED BEFORE YOU TURN SCARLET
We have a challenge that will make you blush: do you know the many words and ways to describe the opposite of red?
Question 1 of 7
Which of the following colors is used to symbolize AIR?

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. 2022

How to use hexagon in a sentence

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.
FEEDBACK