bevel

adjective
bev·el | \ˈbe-vəl \

Definition of bevel 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: oblique, beveled a bevel edge

bevel

noun

Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : an instrument consisting of two rules or arms jointed together and opening to any angle for drawing angles or adjusting surfaces to be cut at an angle

2a : the angle that one surface or line makes with another when they are not at right angles

b : the slant of such a surface or line

c : the surface or line at such a slant or inclination

3 : the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder

bevel

verb
beveled or bevelled; beveling or bevelling\ˈbev-liŋ, ˈbe-və- \

Definition of bevel (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to cut or shape to a bevel

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Noun

bevel 2c

In the meaning defined above

Examples of bevel in a Sentence

Noun

the bevel of the mirror

Verb

a tool that is used for beveling wood

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The circular saw has got a 5,150 RPM motor and 0-50 degree bevel capacity, giving it the power and flexibility needed in a trusty saw. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Outfit Your Workbench With DeWalt's Woodworking Tool Sale," 21 Feb. 2018 Picture windows with square and diamond bevels take in leafy views. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 Picture windows with square and diamond bevels take in leafy views. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 Picture windows with square and diamond bevels take in leafy views. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 Picture windows with square and diamond bevels take in leafy views. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 Picture windows with square and diamond bevels take in leafy views. Neal J. Leitereg, latimes.com, "The Manor in Holmby Hills is back on top at $200 million," 21 Apr. 2018 Sharpen only the beveled side of the blade, working in the same direction as the bevel. Cindy Daniel, Sunset, "How to Maintan Your Garden Tools," 22 Jan. 2018 It's built to bring forth quick, accurate bevel cuts between 0 and 48 degrees. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Outfit Your Workbench With DeWalt's Woodworking Tool Sale," 21 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Some stations’ wooden window frames are beveled, some roofs have finials, and some rounded arches are replaced with ever-so-slightly pointed arches. Peter Christensen, Smithsonian, "Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize," 24 Apr. 2018 Right-angle grinder: for grinding, beveling, and flattening welds, as well as for surface preparation. Phillip Pantuso, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 27 May 2015 To use them effectively, fabricators typically bevel and deburr the ends after they are cut to length. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "3 Ways To Get the Most Out of a Belt Sander," 20 Oct. 2017 Another way to update classics: Here, Shaker-style cabinets, shiplap on walls and interior doors have been beveled to reduce the thickness of the edges. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "'Carefree' family farmhouse with a concrete tub: Tour the Street of Dreams (photos)," 1 Aug. 2017 Next, crosscut and bevel the seat support and lay the support across the legs. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build the Perfect Picnic Table," 12 June 2017 For the flipped effect, follow up a round-brush blowout by smoothing strands with a flat iron, slightly beveling the ends, says Atkin. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and More Are Bringing Back the Clueless Blowout," 19 July 2017 The superstructure calls for a white concrete finish, and its underside is shaped or beveled for a lighter look. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "Rival I-395 plans would bring iconic bridges, parks, sunlight to downtown and Overtown," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of bevel

Adjective

1609, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1678, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for bevel

Noun

Middle French *bevel, from Old French *baivel, from baïf with open mouth, from baer to yawn — more at abeyance

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bevel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bevel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a slanted surface or edge on a piece of wood, glass, etc.

: a tool that is used to make a slanted surface or edge on a piece of wood, glass, etc.

bevel

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cut or shape (a surface or edge) at an angle or slant

bevel

noun
bev·el | \ˈbe-vəl \

Kids Definition of bevel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a slant or slope of one surface or line against another

bevel

verb
beveled or bevelled; beveling or bevelling

Kids Definition of bevel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to cut or shape (an edge or surface) at an angle or slant

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