hexagram

[ hek-suh-gram ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌgræm /

noun

a six-pointed starlike figure formed of two equilateral triangles placed concentrically with each side of a triangle parallel to a side of the other and on opposite sides of the center.
Geometry. a figure of six lines.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of hexagram

First recorded in 1860–65; see origin at hexa-, -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM hexagram

hex·a·gram·moid, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hexagram

British Dictionary definitions for hexagram

hexagram
/ (ˈhɛksəˌɡræm) /

noun

a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon to meet at six points
a group of six broken or unbroken lines which may be combined into 64 different patterns, as used in the I Ching

Derived forms of hexagram

hexagrammoid, adjective, noun
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