For the next 10 hours, I had to watch the smoke rise from the pentagon, knowing that part of it was from charred bodies.
He is a formidable leader of the pentagon, and he knows how focus and to get things done.
A pentagon spokesman said Monday that the U.S. has no reason to believe that Gaddafi has left the country.
If we can easily see ways to cut costs in the Department of Education, we should not be blind to opportunities at the pentagon.
Today, when the pentagon asks for money to fund its war effort, Congress rushes to meet or even exceed its demands.
A figure of five sides is called a pentagon, of six sides a hexagon, of eight sides an octagon.
Apparently he got his communication from the pentagon about the time I got mine.
In rounders the bases are five in number and the field a pentagon in shape.
At nine (this was Friday morning) she and Walt were back in the pentagon.
"Negative," said the voice from the pentagon, irritatingly GI.
plane figure with five angles and five sides, 1560s, from Middle French pentagone or directly from Late Latin pentagonum "pentagon," from Greek pentagonon, noun use of neuter of adjective pentagonos "five-angled," from pente "five" (see five) + gonia "angle" (see knee (n.)). The U.S. military headquarters Pentagon was completed 1942, so called for its shape; used allusively for "U.S. military leadership" from 1945. Related: Pentagonal.
In nature, pentagonal symmetry is rare in inanimate forms. Packed soap bubbles seem to strive for it but never quite succeed, and there are no mineral crystals with true pentagonal structures. But pentagonal geometry is basic to many living things, from roses and forget-me-nots to sea urchins and starfish. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style," 1992]
Note: The term is often used to refer to the Department of Defense or the military: “The Pentagon agreed today to submit the modified weapons plan to the president.”
Note: The Pentagon was severely damaged by the September 11 attacks.