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ˈpɛn təˌgɒnPen·ta·gon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pentagonnoun

    a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense

  2. Pentagonnoun

    the United States military establishment

  3. pentagonnoun

    a five-sided polygon


  1. pentagonnoun

    A polygon with five sides and five angles.

    Etymology: From French pentagone or late Latin pentagonum, from πεντάγωνον, noun use of the neuter of the adjective πεντάγωνος, from πέντε + -γωνος.

  2. Pentagonnoun

    the headquarters of the United States of America's Department of Defense.

    Etymology: From French pentagone or late Latin pentagonum, from πεντάγωνον, noun use of the neuter of the adjective πεντάγωνος, from πέντε + -γωνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pentagonnoun

    a plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles

    Etymology: [Gr. penta`gwnon; penta- (see Penta-) + gwni`a angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.]


  1. Pentagon

    In geometry, a pentagon is any five-sided polygon. A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting. The sum of the internal angles in a simple pentagon is 540°. A pentagram is an example of a self-intersecting pentagon.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pentagon

    A right-lined figure of five equal sides and angles.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. pentagon

    In fortification, a figure bounded by five sides, which form so many angles, capable of being fortified with an equal number of bastions. It also denotes a fort with five bastions.

Rap Dictionary

  1. pentagon

    The Pentagon is a white apartment high-rise located at 4010 Lawrence Ave. East and Kingston Road in south Scarborough, an eastern suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. No one remembers why it was given that name. It has a steady traffic of customers looking for crack, marijuana or cocaine, plus the area is riped with prostitution. This area was believed to be the birthplace and central hub of the Galloway Boys street gang (then known as the "KGB" or "Kingston-Galloway Boys").

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pentagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pentagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pentagon in a Sentence

  1. Andy Weber:

    That's when we at the Pentagon started to realize that militaries were developing fentanyl analogues as a form of chemical weapon and that we needed to start working on countermeasures.

  2. George Walker Bush:

    Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

  3. Patrick Shanahan.However:

    This alternate nuclear posture review is the first and only analysis in the public domain that uses credible estimates of existing Patrick Shanahan.However war plan target requirements and goes on to define the forces needed to meet them, and thus it challenges the Pentagon on its own terms.

  4. Elections Minister Mathias Pierre:

    If I trust the Pentagon statement, it is more of a cautious decision, so far things are normal here, no chaos, but we are still in a volatile situation.

  5. Seen on a bumper sticker:

    National Health Insurance: The compassion of the IRS The efficiency of the Postal Service All at Pentagon prices!!!!

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