What does Geometry mean?

Definitions for Geometry
dʒiˈɒm ɪ triGeom·e·try

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Geometry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. geometry(noun)

    the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces


  1. geometry(Noun)

    the branch of mathematics dealing with spatial relationships

  2. geometry(Noun)

    a type of geometry with particular properties

    spherical geometry

  3. geometry(Noun)

    the spatial attributes of an object, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geometry(noun)

    that branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties, and measurement of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes; the science of the relations of space

  2. Geometry(noun)

    a treatise on this science

  3. Origin: [F. gomtrie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. , fr. to measure land; ge`a, gh^, the earth + to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of the earth's surface. See Geometer.]


  1. Geometry

    Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC geometry was put into an axiomatic form by Euclid, whose treatment—Euclidean geometry—set a standard for many centuries to follow. Archimedes developed ingenious techniques for calculating areas and volumes, in many ways anticipating modern integral calculus. The field of astronomy, especially mapping the positions of the stars and planets on the celestial sphere and describing the relationship between movements of celestial bodies, served as an important source of geometric problems during the next one and a half millennia. Both geometry and astronomy were considered in the classical world to be part of the Quadrivium, a subset of the seven liberal arts considered essential for a free citizen to master.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geometry

    je-om′e-tri, n. that branch of mathematics which treats of magnitude and its relations: a text-book of geometry.—ns. Geom′eter, Geometri′cian, one skilled in geometry.—adjs. Geomet′ric, -al.—adv. Geomet′rically.—v.i. Geom′etrise, to study geometry.—n. Geom′etrist. [Fr. géométrie—L., Gr. geometria, the earth, metron, a measure.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. geometry

    That branch of mathematics which investigates the relations, properties and measurements of solids, surfaces, lines, and angles; the science which treats of the properties and relations of magnitudes. Its usefulness extends to almost every art and science. It is by the assistance of geometry that engineers conduct all their works, take the situation and plans of towers, the distances of places, and the measure of such things as are only accessible to the sight. It is not only an introduction to fortification, but highly necessary to mechanics. On geometry, likewise, depends the theory of gunnery, mining, mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.

How to pronounce Geometry?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Geometry in sign language?

  1. geometry


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geometry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geometry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Geometry in a Sentence

  1. Euclid, Said to king Ptolemy I:

    There is no "royal road" to geometry.

  2. Kedar Joshi:

    In reality the universe has no geometry.

  3. Stephen Hawking:

    Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.

  5. Gordana Biernat:

    Like mathematics and geometry, LOVE is a universal "language" unaffected by time and space and understood by all of us.

Images & Illustrations of Geometry

  1. GeometryGeometryGeometryGeometryGeometry

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Geometry

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Geometry »


Find a translation for the Geometry definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these Geometry definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Geometry." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Geometry>.

Are we missing a good definition for Geometry? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Geometry:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.