Definition of 'diagonal'
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He burst away on a diagonal run against the Exeter defence. Times, Sunday Times (2017)How did White capitalise on his pressure on the long diagonal? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He then seemed to move with it in a strange diagonal direction. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Some of the bones are arranged into diagonal crosses. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)White exploits the pin on the long diagonal to advance in the centre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then draw in the diagonal line from one corner of the square to the opposite corner. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Scan the coupon and draw two diagonal lines across it. The Sun (2009)Just draw a diagonal line under your cheekbones and blend. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Bring the needle out and take another long diagonal stitch from left to right so that the threads cross. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)Punters should also avoid choosing numbers that form shapes across the ticket because many people opt for diagonal or symmetrical patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Quality diagonal passes and marauding runs. The Sun (2013)Carefully paint the fine diagonal lines. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The rash over the abdomen is often diagonal, running from the back towards the front. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)There's a long diagonal pass to the left wing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By association, diagonal lines of all kinds contain a suggestion of depth. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Apply it lightly to the apples of the cheeks, rather than in diagonal stripes under the cheekbone. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So why not adapt a range of prohibition notices, all employing that horrid diagonal line struck across a circle? Times, Sunday Times (2008)But QPR hoops versus white shirts with a single red diagonal stripe kept me busy for hours. Times, Sunday Times (2010)STOP Ozil playing those diagonal passes into the channels. The Sun (2012)Sometimes our main tactic was the long, high, diagonal cross. The Sun (2014)The bishop on c6 now becomes a powerful piece, bearing down the long diagonal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Slice the pudding 1cm thick in long, diagonal slices. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'diagonal'
British English: diagonal /daɪˈæɡənl/ ADJECTIVE
A diagonal line or movement goes in a slanting direction.
...a pattern of diagonal lines.
- American English: diagonal
- Arabic: قُطْريّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: diagonal
- Chinese: 对角线的
- Croatian: dijagonalan
- Czech: úhlopříčný
- Danish: diagonal
- Dutch: diagonaal
- European Spanish: diagonal
- Finnish: vino
- French: diagonal
- German: diagonal
- Greek: διαγώνιος
- Italian: diagonale
- Japanese: 対角の
- Korean: 대각선의
- Norwegian: diagonal
- Polish: przekątny
- European Portuguese: diagonal
- Romanian: oblic
- Russian: диагональный
- Spanish: en diagonal
- Swedish: diagonal
- Thai: ทแยงมุม
- Turkish: köşegen
- Ukrainian: діагональний
- Vietnamese: chéo
Definition of diagonal from the Collins English Dictionary
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