sectional

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adjective

sec·​tion·​al ˈsek-shnəl How to pronounce sectional (audio)
-shə-nᵊl
1
a
: 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
sectionally adverb

sectional

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noun

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

Examples of sectional in a Sentence

Adjective a sectional drawing of a ship
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Don’t miss the deal on this popular sectional sofa or these best-selling recliner chairs to soak up the sun. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 Twelve sectional champion teams from all over the United States competed in the US Tennis Association’s National Invitational Tennis Championships held in Surprise, AZ in early February. Bill Moniz, The Mercury News, 17 Mar. 2024 The redesign includes a flock of sumptuous new touches including woven wallpaper, plush sectional sofas, leather dining chairs, white oak wood flooring and new appliances in the open-air kitchens. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Mar. 2024 His living room looks like something out of Elle Decor, with a plush sectional couch and a colorful carpet sprawled across the living room floor. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 26 Feb. 2024 Archbishop Mitty, the NorCal Division II champs two seasons ago, should be in the mix for league and sectional titles this spring. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 The Panthers, meanwhile, will go on seeking their first sectional title since winning the Class 4A state championship in 2018. Lewis Bagley, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Feb. 2024 South Miami-Dade County was just short of collecting two sectional titles, falling in the finals of the Women’s 3.0 Division. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Ramaswamy offered the most complete response, pointing to the sectional and political tensions that had existed for decades prior to 1861 before noting that, without slavery, none of them was sufficient to ignite the maelstrom of civil war. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024
Noun
Your Questions, Answered What shape of coffee table goes best with a sectional? Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2024 Related Articles Now, they’re done two rounds into the sectionals. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 17 Feb. 2024 Below are schedules, scores and pairings for the 2023-24 Indiana girls high school basketball sectional tournaments. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Jan. 2024 With this new system, our sectionals are going to look the same, other than the tournament success factor teams. The Indianapolis Star, 30 Jan. 2024 On the other side of the large dining table is the living room with its massive Mah Jong Missoni modular sectional bursting with a rainbow of bold colors — from rust orange and purple to gold and red. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2023 The Kova Sofa provides the comfort of a spacious sectional without the bulky footprint. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 For corner sectionals, a circular coffee table brings some shape diversity into the space. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2024 Below are Central Indiana schedules, scores and stats for the 2023-24 Indiana girls high school basketball sectional tournaments. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1806, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sectional was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Sectional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sectional. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sectional

adjective
sec·​tion·​al
ˈsek-shnəl,
-shən-ᵊl
1
a
: of or relating to a section
b
: local or regional in type
sectional interests
2
: consisting of or divided into sections
sectional furniture
sectionally
adverb
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