An example of a section is a piece of pie.
An example of to section is to divide a playing field up into different obstacle courses.
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
The sports section.
A residential section.
The rhythm section; the woodwind section.
She taught three sections of English composition.
A bookcase in five sections, various sections of society.
The woodwind section.
Prof. Brown's section of Freshman English.
Origin of section
- Middle English seccioun from Old French from Latin sectiō sectiōn- from sectus past participle of secāre to cut sek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French, from Latin sectio (“cutting, cutting off, excision, amputation of diseased parts of the body, etc."), from sectus, past participle of secare (“to cut").