Definitions for obliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•bliqueəˈblik, oʊˈblik; Mil. əˈblaɪk, oʊˈblaɪk(adj.)

  1. neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.

    Category: Math

  2. (of a solid) not having the axis perpendicular to the plane of the base.

    Category: Math

  3. diverging from a given straight line or course.

  4. not straight or direct, as a course.

  5. indirectly stated or expressed.

  6. indirectly or deviously aimed at or reached.

  7. unethical; underhand.

  8. pertaining to or denoting muscles running obliquely in the body as opposed to those running transversely or longitudinally.

    Category: Anatomy

  9. Bot. having unequal sides, as a leaf.

    Category: Botany

  10. Gram. of or pertaining to any case of inflection except the nominative or vocative.

    Category: Grammar

  11. (adv.)Mil. at an angle of 45°.

    Category: Military

  12. (n.)something that is oblique.

  13. any of several oblique muscles.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of oblique:

1400–50; late ME oblike < L oblīquus slanting; see ob - (second element obscure)

o•blique′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oblique, oblique case(noun)

    any grammatical case other than the nominative

  2. external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle, oblique(adj)

    a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso

  3. oblique(adj)

    slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled

    "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"

  4. devious, oblique(adj)

    indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading

    "used devious means to achieve success"; "gave oblique answers to direct questions"; "oblique political maneuvers"

Wiktionary

  1. oblique(Noun)

    An oblique line.

  2. oblique(Noun)

    The punctuation sign "/"

  3. oblique(Noun)

    The oblique case.

  4. oblique(Verb)

    To deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction.

  5. oblique(Verb)

    To march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; u2014 formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left.

  6. oblique(Adjective)

    Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

  7. oblique(Adjective)

    Not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister.

  8. oblique(Adjective)

    Not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral.

  9. oblique(Adjective)

    Having the base of the blade asymmetrical, with one side larger or extending further than the other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Oblique(adj)

    not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined

  2. Oblique(adj)

    not straightforward; indirect; obscure; hence, disingenuous; underhand; perverse; sinister

  3. Oblique(adj)

    not direct in descent; not following the line of father and son; collateral

  4. Oblique(noun)

    an oblique line

  5. Oblique(verb)

    to deviate from a perpendicular line; to move in an oblique direction

  6. Oblique(verb)

    to march in a direction oblique to the line of the column or platoon; -- formerly accomplished by oblique steps, now by direct steps, the men half-facing either to the right or left

Freebase

  1. Oblique

    Oblique is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. The album was originally recorded in 1967 and issued as catalog number GXF-3061 in Japan in 1980. It was remastered and re-released on CD as a part of the Rudy Van Gelder Edition in 2005 with different cover artwork.


Translations for oblique

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

oblique(adjective)

sloping

He drew an oblique line from one corner of the paper to the other.

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