What does triangle mean?

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ˈtraɪˌæŋ gəltri·an·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triangle, trigon, trilateral(noun)

    a three-sided polygon

  2. triangle(noun)

    something approximating the shape of a triangle

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

  3. Triangulum, Triangle(noun)

    a small northern constellation near Perseus between Andromeda and Aries

  4. triangle(noun)

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

  5. triangle(noun)

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


  1. triangle(Noun)

    A polygon with three sides and three angles.

    Etymology: From triangle.

  2. triangle(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From triangle.

  3. triangle(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From triangle.

  4. triangle(Noun)

    A love triangle.

    Etymology: From triangle.

  5. triangle(Noun)

    The structure of systems composed with three interrelated objects.

    Etymology: From triangle.

  6. Triangle(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From triangle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triangle(noun)

    a figure bounded by three lines, and containing three angles

  2. Triangle(noun)

    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. Triangle(noun)

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

  4. Triangle(noun)

    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. Triangle(noun)

    a small constellation situated between Aries and Andromeda

  6. Triangle(noun)

    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

    The triangle symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the triangle symbol and its characteristic.

  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

How to pronounce triangle?

  1. Alex
    US English

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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. Jeremy Douglas:

    The illicit drug market here is at a tipping point as synthetic opioid production appears to be migrating into places with deep governance problems like the Golden Triangle, southeast Asia could well become a source of opioids for other parts of the world while these substances get mixed into or displace part of the regional heroin supply.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I've had leaders of the Northern Triangle in Central America -- Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador -- tell me that DACA was used by trafficking groups in the Northern Triangle to recruit people to send their children here illegally.

  3. Tiffany Devitt:

    That's a big, stinking issue when 1 million acres of the Emerald Triangle just burned down.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We were paying them tremendous amounts of money. And we're not paying them anymore. Because they haven't done a thing for us. They set up these caravans, at the Secretary's instruction, we are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle.

  5. The State Department:

    Northern Triangle, we are carrying out the President's direction and ending FY (fiscal year) 2017 and FY 2018 foreign assistance programs for the Northern Triangle.

Images & Illustrations of triangle

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    a convex shape that narrows toward a point
    • A. taper
    • B. exponent
    • C. brashness
    • D. macron

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