Origin of octagonClassical Latin octagonum from Classical Greek oktag?nos, eight-cornered: see octa- and -gon
This stop sign is an octagon.
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.
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 .
A polygon having eight sides.
- octagonal (ŏk-tăgˌ◌ə-nəl)
- In the architectural plans it is an octagon with chapels projecting on each side.
- Each side of the octagon is covered with a large relief of a Biblical subject, very dull in style and coarse in execution.
- In different parts of the park, and especially from the Octagon, charming views are obtained.
- M., and have a great variety of forms: parallel walls, circles, semicircles, a parallelogram, an octagon, &c. About 10 m.
- It somewhat resembles the Milan arcade, and has an octagon in the centre, with a cupola.