HyperDic: oblique

English > 4 senses of the word oblique:
ADJECTIVEallobliqueslanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
alloblique, deviousindirect in departing from the accepted or proper way
NOUNcommunicationoblique, oblique caseany grammatical case other than the nominative
bodyoblique, external oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique musclea diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
oblique > pronunciation
Soundsahbliy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > oblique: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningslanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled.
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerbiasslanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric
catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, kitty-corner, kitty-corneredslanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
crabwise, sideways(of movement) at an angle
diagonalConnecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face
nonparallel(of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel
oblique-angledHaving oblique angles
See alsoconvergenttending to come together from different directions
divergent, divergingtending to move apart in different directions
inclinedAt an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
Oppositeparalleleverywhere equidistant and not intersecting
perpendicularintersecting at or forming right angles
Spanishoblicuo
Catalanoblic
Nounsobliquea diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
obliquenessthe property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
Adverbsobliquelyat an oblique angle
English > oblique: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningindirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading.
Examples
  • "gave oblique answers to direct questions"
  • "oblique political maneuvers"
Synonymdevious
BroaderindirectExtended senses
Spanishoblicua, oblicuo
Nounsobliquenessthe quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
obliquitythe quality of being deceptive / deceptive
English > oblique: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAny grammatical case other than the nominative.
Synonymoblique case
Narrowerablative, ablative caseThe case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
accusative, accusative case, objective caseThe case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
dative, dative caseThe category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive caseThe case expressing ownership
vocative, vocative caseThe case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed
Broadercase, grammatical caseNouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
Oppositenominative, nominative case, subject caseThe category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
Spanishcaso oblicuo, oblicuo
Catalancas oblic, oblic
English > oblique: 4 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso.
Synonymsexternal oblique muscle, musculus obliquus externus abdominis, abdominal external oblique muscle
Broaderabdominal, abdominal muscle, abThe muscles of the abdomen
Spanishmúsculo oblicuo externo
Catalanmúscul oblic major de l'abdomen
Adjectivesobliqueslanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled

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