bevel

adjective
bev·​el | \ ˈbe-vəl How to pronounce bevel (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bevelling (audio) , 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 new renders show a thicker bevel in the plastic frame, presumably indicating the frame will stick out from the surface of the phone more. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung details Galaxy Fold fixes, promises re-launch in September," 25 July 2019 That gleaming edge is the forward-facing tooth bevel. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The One Thing You Should Never Do with a Chainsaw," 8 Nov. 2018 Next, cut each shelf part to its finished length by cutting a 45-degree bevel on each end. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Three Ways to Build Your Own Shelves," 24 Jan. 2019 The teeth of this high-quality 40-tooth blade have both flat-top and alternate-top-bevel grind so the blade rips and crosscuts cleanly. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "5 Biggest Woodworking Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)," 15 Jan. 2019 Compound Miter Saws - These saws will cut at a variety of angles but also tilt in one direction (left) to cut a bevel. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Tool School: The Compound Miter Saw," 14 Dec. 2015 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

What's so beautiful is the way every piece is beveled, tapered — almost like jewels. Frances Schultz, House Beautiful, "Inside Bunny Williams's Silvery, Shimmery Bedroom," 8 Nov. 2012 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 How to pronounce bevel (audio) \

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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