- 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.
Origin of section
synonym study for section
OTHER WORDS FROM sectionhalf-section, nounmul·ti·sec·tion, adjectiveun·sec·tioned, adjective
Words nearby section
How to use section in a sentence
When you go to remove your face covering, avoid touching the middle section of the material and only grasp it by the ear loops.Why you shouldn’t ever wear your mask around your neck|Erin Fennessy|February 11, 2021|Popular-Science
In the comments section of their story, readers seemed pleased that we’d gotten it right for once.
For each of these, there’s a narrative section that traces Gregory’s path to life “at the bottom of the world,” including stints at restaurants across three continents, and a separate recipe section for the recipes related to these life events.How to Make Smoked Trout, According to a Chef in Tasmania|Monica Burton|February 10, 2021|Eater
So the human section might look more like a big, round barrel than a human torso.
For example, tip over the chair and mask off all but a small section, where the paint won’t get into one of the chair’s holes.
A few weeks after returning from England, I was trolling the dairy section and came across the Cotswold Double Gloucester.
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
There is a brutally honest section of the book about how you fell out of love with your wife, and essentially chose soccer.
And then, on one recent morning, the train made a stop at a small station near an especially beautiful section of the river.
Manttan is keen to carry out research on that Burmese side of the railway as his father worked on that section.
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
He made no further remark as they descended the darker section of the stair, and she could think of nothing to say to him.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Then he goes out, gits into his Pullman section, blows his punkin whistle and departs.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Nearly all the translating words given in this section so far are synthetic.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The book is divided into sections, each section being called 'A Reason.'
British Dictionary definitions for section
- 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