Pentagon

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: pentagon and pentàgon

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the shape of the building.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈpɛntəɡɑn/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɛntəɡən/
  • Hyphenation: Pen‧ta‧gon
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

the Pentagon

  1. The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.
  2. (metonymically) The United States Department of Defense.

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Borrowed from English Pentagon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pentagon n (proper noun, strong, genitive Pentagons)

  1. the headquarters of the United States of America's Department of Defense.
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek πεντάγωνος (pentágōnos, five-angled).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Pentagon n (strong, genitive Pentagon, plural Pentagone)

  1. pentagon (a polygon with five sides and five angles)
    Synonym: Fünfeck
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Pentagon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ペンタゴン

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Pentagon.

Noun[edit]

Pentagon n (USA)

  1. Pentagon