Definitions for Angleˈæŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•gleˈæŋ gəl(n.; v.)-gled, -gling.

  1. (n.)the space within two lines or three or more planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line. the figure so formed. the amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another, generally measured in radians or degrees.

    Category: Math

  2. an angular projection; a projecting corner.

  3. a viewpoint; standpoint.

  4. the point of view from which journalistic copy is written; slant.

    Category: Journalism

  5. one aspect of an event, problem, subject, etc.

  6. Informal. a secret motive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. any of the four interceptions of the equatorial circle by the horizon and the meridian.

    Category: Astrology

  8. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: angle iron (def. 2). 2

  9. (v.t.)to move or bend in an angle.

  10. to set, direct, or adjust at an angle:

    to angle a spotlight.

  11. to slant (a piece of reporting) toward a particular point of view.

    Category: Journalism

  12. (v.i.)to turn sharply in a different direction:

    The road angles to the right.

  13. to move or go in angles or at an angle.

Origin of angle:

1350–1400; ME < MF < L angulus

an•gleˈæŋ gəl(v.i.)-gled, -gling.

  1. to fish with hook and line.

  2. to attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish.

Origin of angle:

bef. 900; ME angelen, v. der. of angel, angul fishhook, OE angel, angul

An•gleˈæŋ gəl(n.)

  1. a member of a West Germanic people who migrated from continental Europe to Britain in the 5th century a.d. and founded the kingdoms of East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Angle:

< OE Angle pl. (var. of Engle) tribal name of disputed orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angle(noun)

    the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

  2. slant, angle(noun)

    a biased way of looking at or presenting something

  3. Angle(verb)

    a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons

  4. angle(verb)

    move or proceed at an angle

    "he angled his way into the room"

  5. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

  6. fish, angle(verb)

    seek indirectly

    "fish for compliments"

  7. angle(verb)

    fish with a hook

  8. slant, angle, weight(verb)

    present with a bias

    "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. angle(noun)ˈæŋ gəl

    the area between two lines that meet

    a 90; ° angle


  1. Angle(Noun)

    A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.

  2. Origin: Mostly derived from the toponym Angle, from *anguz "narrow, tight; tapering, angular", either indicating the "narrow" water (i.e. the Schlei estuary), or the "angular" shape of the peninsula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angle(noun)

    the inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook

  2. Angle(noun)

    the figure made by. two lines which meet

  3. Angle(noun)

    the difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle

  4. Angle(noun)

    a projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment

  5. Angle(noun)

    a name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."

  6. Angle(noun)

    a fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod

  7. Angle(verb)

    to fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line

  8. Angle(verb)

    to use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise

  9. Angle(verb)

    to try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure


  1. Angle

    In geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle. Angles are usually presumed to be in a Euclidean plane or in the Euclidean space, but are also defined in non-Euclidean geometries. In particular, in spherical geometry, the spherical angles are defined, using arcs of great circles instead of rays. Angle is also used to designate the measure of an angle or of a rotation. This measure is the ratio of the length of a circular arc to its radius. In the case of a geometric angle, the arc is centered at the vertex and delimited by the sides. In the case of a rotation, the arc is centered at the center of the rotation and delimited by any other point and its image by the rotation. The word angle comes from the Latin word angulus, meaning "a corner". The word angulus is a diminutive, of which the primitive form, angus, does not occur in Latin. Cognate words are the Greek ἀγκύλος, meaning "crooked, curved," and the English word "ankle". Both are connected with the Proto-Indo-European root *ank-, meaning "to bend" or "bow". Euclid defines a plane angle as the inclination to each other, in a plane, of two lines which meet each other, and do not lie straight with respect to each other. According to Proclus an angle must be either a quality or a quantity, or a relationship. The first concept was used by Eudemus, who regarded an angle as a deviation from a straight line; the second by Carpus of Antioch, who regarded it as the interval or space between the intersecting lines; Euclid adopted the third concept, although his definitions of right, acute, and obtuse angles are certainly quantitative.


  1. Angle

    Angle was founded to fix a problem. How can web content be delivered audibly by using only your voice. For people that have vision impairment, drivers and commuters, and those leading active lifestyles, using gestures and reading is not always an easy or safe way to access content that they want. At Angle the goal is to provide tools that allow safe and easy ways to access content by using only your voice and your ears.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4103

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2232

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Angle' in Nouns Frequency: #1186

Anagrams of Angle

  1. Galen

  2. Elgan

  3. glean

  4. angel, Angel

Translations for Angle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the (amount of) space between two straight lines or surfaces that meet

an angle of 90; .

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