sec·​tion·​al | \ ˈsek-shnəl How to pronounce sectional (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of sectional

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to a section
b : local or regional rather than general in character sectional interests
2 : consisting of or divided into sections sectional furniture



Definition of sectional (Entry 2 of 2)

: a piece of furniture made up of modular units capable of use separately or in various combinations

Other Words from sectional


sectionally adverb

Examples of sectional in a Sentence

Adjective a sectional drawing of a ship
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective And, since most of these deals come with Prime Day expedited shipping, your chair, sectional, or standing desk would arrive within just a few weeks. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 13 July 2022 Was winning pitcher in regional and sectional championship games. Steve Millar, Chicago Tribune, 23 June 2022 The meet, which has one class for all of Indiana, is difficult to qualify for through the sectional and regional rounds. James Weber, The Enquirer, 9 June 2022 Owen Gardner, University School: The senior won regional and sectional titles in Division 2 to lead the Wildcats to their second straight appearance. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2022 This was a shrine to sectional, not racial, reconciliation. Harold Holzer, WSJ, 21 May 2022 This sleeper sectional from Ikea features storage in the chaise: Perfect for holding pillows, blankets and sheets. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 The board also approved regional and sectional tickets fees for the spring sports of baseball, softball and track and field. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 The North Carolina State commit won the Solon Comet Classic, the Walsh Jesuit Ironman, the Boardman Spartan Invitational, the Harvey sectional, the Perry district and the Division II state tournament. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wintersteen filled the area with seating — a large beige sectional upholstered in performance fabric that curves from the far wall around to the windows and finishes on the other side where the short wall, which meets the back door, ends. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2022 That tack stems from a disappointing season in 2021, where the Blazers didn’t get out of their sectional. Lewis Bagley, The Indianapolis Star, 12 June 2022 But our sectional is tough, and so is our regional. Michael Osipoff,, 17 Feb. 2022 The white glazed, crayon-on-ceramic vases on the console behind the sectional are by artist Cary Leibowitz. Laura Hin, WSJ, 26 May 2022 GlenOak also brings a talented squad into the sectional. cleveland, 23 Feb. 2022 As for furnishings, the couple so far have a Capri Icon gray sectional that Taylor ordered from Designers Resource Collection. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 The stacked coffee tables are slim and low-profile, which balances out the plush carpeting and voluptuous sectional. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 24 June 2022 This summery candle is a lovely accent for a bedside table or set on a tray next to an outdoor sectional. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sectional


1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1901, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2022

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“Sectional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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