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Meaning of PENTAGON

Pronunciation:  'pentu`gân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense
  2. [n]  the United States military establishment
  3. [n]  a five-sided polygon
 

PENTAGON is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: armed forces, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, government building, military, polygon, polygonal shape

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pen"ta*gon\, n. [Gr. ?; ? (see {Penta-}) + gwni`a
angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.] (Geom.)
A plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five
sides; any figure having five angles.

{Regular pentagon}, a pentagon in which the angles are all
   equal, and the sides all equal.

 

 

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