American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A four-sided plane figure with four right angles.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rectangular; right-angled.
- n. A quadrilateral plane figure having all its angles right angles and its opposite sides consequently equal. When the adjacent sides are equal, it is a square. The area of a rectangle is equal to the product of two adjacent sides; thus, if its sides measure 6 feet and 4 feet, its area is 24 square feet.
- n. The product of two lengths. Thus, especially in old books, “the rectangle under two lines” is spoken of, meaning substantially the product of their lengths.
- n. A right angle.
- n. A right-angled triangle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A four-sided figure having only right angles; a right-angled parallelogram.
- adj. rare Rectangular.
- n. a parallelogram with four right angles
- From Middle French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin rectanglum ("right angle"), from rectus ("right") + angulus ("an angle"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Medieval Latin rēctangulum, a right triangle, from Late Latin rēctiangulum : Latin rēctus, right; see reg- in Indo-European roots + Latin angulus, angle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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