angle

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1an·gle

noun \ˈaŋ-gəl\

: the difference between the direction of two lines or surfaces that come together : the space or shape formed when two lines or surfaces meet each other

—used to describe a surface that is not level

—used to describe something that leans or goes to the side rather than straight up or directly forward

Full Definition of ANGLE

1
:  a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space <they sheltered in an angle of the building>
2
a :  the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point; also :  dihedral angle
b :  a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another
3
a :  the precise viewpoint from which something is observed or considered <a camera angle> <consider the question from all angles>; also :  the aspect seen from such an angle <discuss all angles of the question>
b (1) :  a special approach, point of attack, or technique for accomplishing an objective <try a new angle>
(2) :  an often improper or illicit method of obtaining advantage <a salesman always looking for an angle>
4
:  a sharply divergent course <the road went off at an angle>
5
:  a position to the side of an opponent in football from which a player may block his opponent more effectively or without penalty —usually used in the phrases get an angle or have an angle
an·gled \-gəld\ adjective

Examples of ANGLE

  1. The lines are at sharp angles to each other.
  2. Critics love the clever camera angles the director used in the film.
  3. She took pictures of the same scene from several different angles.
  4. The soldiers were being attacked from every angle.
  5. We need to approach the problem from a new angle.
  6. They considered the question from all angles.
  7. The reporter tried to work that angle into his story.

Origin of ANGLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin angulus
First Known Use: 14th century

2angle

verb
an·gledan·gling\-g(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of ANGLE

intransitive verb
:  to turn or proceed at an angle
transitive verb
1
:  to turn, move, or direct at an angle
2
:  to present (as a news story) from a particular or prejudiced point of view :  slant

First Known Use of ANGLE

1621

3angle

verb
an·gledan·gling\-g(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of ANGLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to fish with a hook
2
:  to use artful means to attain an objective <angled for an invitation>

Origin of ANGLE

Middle English angelen, from angel fishhook, from Old English, from anga hook; akin to Old High German ango hook, Latin uncus, Greek onkos barbed hook, ankos glen
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

An·gle

noun \ˈaŋ-gəl\

Definition of ANGLE

:  a member of a Germanic people that invaded England along with the Saxons and Jutes in the fifth century a.d. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon peoples

Origin of ANGLE

Latin Angli, plural, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Engle Angles
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

an·gle

noun \ˈaŋ-gəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANGLE

1
: a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space
2
a : the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point b : a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another
an·gled \-gəld\ adjective

angle

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In geometry, a pair of rays (see line) sharing a common endpoint (the vertex). An angle may be thought of as the rotation of a single ray from an initial to a terminal position. Clockwise rotation is considered negative and counterclockwise rotation positive. Either may be measured in degrees (one full rotation = 360°) or radians (one full rotation = 2 rad). A 90° angle is called a right angle. Any angle less than 90° is an acute angle. Any angle more than 90° but less than 180° is an obtuse angle.

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