What does pentagon mean?

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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. Defense Ash Carter:

    Eric served as my first chief of staff at the Pentagon, and it has been a privilege over the course of my career to work alongside him and watch him develop into one of our country's most knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced public servants, i know he will strengthen our Army, build on its best traditions, and prepare our ground forces to confront a new generation of challenges.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    We finally got a breakthrough with the Pentagon.

  3. Mac Thornberry:

    I don't think this is the Pentagon's idea.

  4. Ashton Carter:

    I pledge to make needed change in the Pentagon but also to seek support from Congress, because I know that in the end, Congress holds the power of the purse, i look forward to a partnership with this committee, and what can be a period of historic advance.

  5. White House:

    The White House hasn't held press briefing in so long that the lectern in Pentagon Briefing Room is quite literally gathering dust.

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