- The definition of an octagon is an eight-sided, eight-angled figure.
An example of an octagon is the shape of a stop sign in the US.
This stop sign is an octagon.
a plane figure with eight angles and eight sides
Origin of octagonClassical Latin octagonum ; from Classical Greek oktagōnos, eight-cornered: see octa- and amp; -gon
A polygon with eight sides and eight angles.
Origin of octagonLatin octagōnon, from Greek oktagōnon, from neuter of oktagōnos, octagonal : okta-, octo- + -gōnos, angled; see –gon.