angle


angle
an|gle1 W3S3 [ˈæŋgəl] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin angulus]
1.) the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees
an angle of sth
an angle of 45°
angle of
the angles of a triangle
You didn't measure the angle accurately.
angle between
the angle between walls and ceiling
2.) a way of considering a problem or situation
We're approaching the issue from many different angles .
Look at every angle of the situation.
angle to
There's another angle to this question.
3.) a position from which you look at something or photograph it
from a ... angle
This drawing of the monastery was done from an unusual angle.
Some of the pictures have strange camera angles.
4.) at an angle
leaning to one side and not straight or upright
The portrait was hanging at an angle.
at a slight/steep angle
The sign leaned over at a slight angle.
5.) the shape formed when two lines or surfaces join
angle of
My head struck the angle of the shelf.
angle 2
angle2 v [T]
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: ANGLE1]
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: angle for From angle 'fishhook' (11-19 centuries), from Old English angel]
1.) to move or place something so that it is not straight or upright
a mirror angled to reflect light from a window
Philip angled his chair towards the door.
2.) to present information from a particular point of view or for a specific group of people
The book is angled towards a business audience.
angle for [angle for sth] phr v
to try to get something you want without asking directly for it
She was obviously angling for an invitation.
I didn't want him to think I was just angling for sympathy.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of two lines), , , / , , , , , , (where two lines meet) / , , (with a rod),


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  • angle — [ ɑ̃gl ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. angulus 1 ♦ Cour. Saillant ou rentrant formé par deux lignes ou deux surfaces qui se coupent. ⇒ arête, coin, encoignure, renfoncement. À l angle de la rue. Former un angle, être en angle. La maison qui fait l angle,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Angle — An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle D'or — L angle d or En géométrie, l angle d or est créé en divisant la circonférence c d un cercle en 2 sections a et b(<a) de telle manière que : et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • angle — ANGLE. s. m. Inclination de deux lignes qui aboutissent a un mesme point. Angle droit. angle aigu. angle obtus. angle de tant de degrez. cette muraille fait un grand angle. angle saillant. angle rentrant. l angle du centre. l angle de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • angle — ANGLE. s. m. Ouverture de deux lignes qui se rencontrent. Angle droit. Angle aigu. Angle obtus. Angle de quarante cinq degrés. Angle de cent degrés. Angle saillant. Angle rentrant. Une figure à plusieurs angles. [b]f♛/b] On dit aussi, Les angles… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • angle — m. angle. Angle maigre : angle aigu. Géom. > Angle agut, obtùs, drech : angle aigu, obtus, droit. voir motut …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • angle — angle1 [aŋ′gəl] n. [ME & OFr < L angulus, a corner, angle < Gr ankylos, bent, crooked: see ANKLE] 1. a) the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex, or by two planes meeting along an edge: see DIHEDRAL,… …   English World dictionary

  • Angle — An gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Angled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Angling}.] 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. [1913 Webster] 2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward H. Angle (1855–1930), US amerikanischer Orthodontist Kurt Angle (* 1968), US amerikanischer Wrestler Sharron Angle (* 1949), US amerikanische Politikerin Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angle — member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from L. Angli the Angles, lit. people of Angul (O.N. Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so called for its hook like shape (see ANGLE (Cf. angle) (n.)). People from the tribe there… …   Etymology dictionary

  • angle — noun. This word had been used since the 1870s in the meaning ‘the aspect from which a matter is considered’ • (The old stagers…the men who knew all the angles, who had great experience Nevil Shute, 1944) often with a defining word: the OED gives… …   Modern English usage


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