catty-corner


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cat·er-cor·nered

 (kăt′ər-kôr′nərd, kăt′ē-) also cat·er-cor·ner (-nər) or cat·ty-cor·nered or cat·ty-cor·ner (kăt′ē-) or kit·ty-cor·nered or kit·ty-cor·ner (kĭt′ē-)
adj.
Diagonal.
adv.
In a diagonal position.

[From obsolete cater, four at dice, from Middle English, from Old French catre, four, from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

cat·ty-cor·nered

 (kăt′ē-kôr′nərd) or cat·ty-cor·ner (-nər)
adj. & adv.
Variants of cater-cornered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.catty-corner - slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line; "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
oblique - 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"
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For many years' worth of SHOT Shows, their booth has been catty-corner to ours and I've always made it a point to wander over to see what Gary Fadden and Company have on hand.
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The new Kroger in Benton is catty-corner from our store," Harps CEO Roger Collins noted last week.
The wood-floored, open-concept main living space has huge windows, beams across the ceiling, a concrete-faced catty-corner fireplace--one of three in the house--and a column-flanked sitting area just off the kitchen and dining area.
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