Definitions for: Pentagon


[n] a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense
[n] the United States military establishment
[n] a five-sided polygon



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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