What does triangle mean?

Definitions for triangle
ˈtraɪˌæŋ gəltri·an·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triangle, trigon, trilateralnoun

    a three-sided polygon

  2. trianglenoun

    something approximating the shape of a triangle

    "the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle"

  3. Triangulum, Trianglenoun

    a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries

  4. trianglenoun

    any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles

  5. trianglenoun

    a percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle


  1. trianglenoun

    A polygon with three sides and three angles.

  2. trianglenoun

    A percussion instrument made by forming a metal rod into a triangular shape which is open at one angle. It is suspended from a string and hit with a metal bar to make a resonant sound.

  3. trianglenoun

    A triangular shaped piece of equipment used for gathering the balls into the formation required by the game being played.

  4. trianglenoun

    A love triangle.

  5. trianglenoun

    The structure of systems composed with three interrelated objects.

  6. Trianglenoun

    The area comprising the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Used with "the" except when attributive.

  7. Etymology: From triangle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trianglenoun

    a figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles

  2. Trianglenoun

    an instrument of percussion, usually made of a rod of steel, bent into the form of a triangle, open at one angle, and sounded by being struck with a small metallic rod

  3. Trianglenoun

    a draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled triangle

  4. Trianglenoun

    a kind of frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which soldiers were bound when undergoing corporal punishment, -- now disused

  5. Trianglenoun

    a small constellation situated between Aries and Andromeda

  6. Trianglenoun

    a small constellation near the South Pole, containing three bright stars


  1. triangle

    A triangle is one of the basic shapes in geometry: a polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges which are line segments. A triangle with vertices A, B, and C is denoted . In Euclidean geometry any three points, when non-collinear, determine a unique triangle and a unique plane.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. triangle

    A geometrical figure consisting of three sides and as many angles. Also, a machine formed by spars for lifting weights, water-casks, &c. Also, a stage hung round a mast, to scrape, paint, or grease it.

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  1. triangle

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  2. triangle

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  1. Triangle

    in Odonata: a small, triangular cell at the junction of cubitus with cubitus 1: a similar cell adjoining it basally is the internal triangle discoidal triangle: cardinal cell; q.v.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'triangle' in Nouns Frequency: #2919

Anagrams for triangle »

  1. altering

  2. relating

  3. alerting

  4. integral

  5. alerting, altering, integral, relating

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of triangle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of triangle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of triangle in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    State Department's State Department that for years and years and years we've provided hundreds of millions of dollars -- taxpayer, State Mike Pompeo taxpayer dollars -- to these countries and it, as you can see, hasn't delivered the outcome we're looking for with respect to American security and security along our southern border, so President Trump's made the decision that, with respect to the three countries in the Northern Triangle, we would turn off that assistance and frankly demand that they do the things that they're capable of doing. They've now expressed some willingness. We need to work alongside them to deliver on this outcome.

  2. Michael Brown:

    You have this triangle of everyone's fighting over who's responsible for what. And the person caught in the middle, rightly or wrongly, is the victim. All they want to do is just get their lives back to normal.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    We are neighbors in this Hemisphere and our interest in Central America and Northern Triangle is very important to all countries concerned.

  4. Adrian Edwards:

    Large-scale violence and persecution at the hands of armed criminal actors have now become, along with poverty and unemployment, the primary driver of refugee and migrants flows from the Northern Triangle.

  5. The EIA:

    There needs to be greater investment [by China] in intelligence-led enforcement to pursue the Chinese businesses and individuals who are running operations at the [Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone]... These shouldn’t be periodic operations that are co-ordinated once a year, but full-time, multi-agency operations.

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