What does ANGLE mean?

Definitions for ANGLE
ˈæŋ gəlan·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anglenoun

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

  2. slant, anglenoun

    a biased way of looking at or presenting something

  3. Angleverb

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

  4. angleverb

    move or proceed at an angle

    "he angled his way into the room"

  5. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angleverb

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

  6. fish, angleverb

    seek indirectly

    "fish for compliments"

  7. angleverb

    fish with a hook

  8. slant, angle, weightverb

    present with a bias

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


  1. Anglenoun

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

  2. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ANGLEnoun

    The space intercepted between two lines intersecting each other.

    Etymology: angle, Fr. angulus, Lat.

    Angle of the centre of a circle, is an angle whose vertex, or angular point is at the centre of a circle, and whose legs are two semidiameters of that circle. Edmund Stone, Dict.

  2. ANGLEnoun

    An instrument to take fish, consisting of a rod, a line, and a hook.

    Etymology: angle, Fr. angulus, Lat.

    She also had an angle in her hand; but the taker was so taken, that she had forgotten taking. Philip Sidney.

    Give me mine angle, we’ll to the river there,
    My musick playing far off, I will betray
    Tawny finn’d fish; my bended hook shall pierce
    Their slimy jaws. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    The patient fisher takes his silent stand,
    Intent, his angle trembling in his hand;
    With looks unmov’d, he hopes the scaly breed,
    And eyes the dancing cork, and bending reed. Alexander Pope, Winds.

  3. To Angleverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The ladies angling in the crystal lake,
    Feast on the waters with the prey they take. Edmund Waller.

    By this face,
    This seeming brow of justice, did he win
    The hearts of all that he did angle for. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    The pleasant’st angling is to see the fish
    Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
    And greedily devour the treacherous bait;
    So angle we for Beatrice. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.


  1. Angle

    In Euclidean 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 formed by two rays lie in the plane that contains the rays. Angles are also formed by the intersection of two planes. These are called dihedral angles. Two intersecting curves may also define an angle, which is the angle of the rays lying tangent to the respective curves at their point of intersection. 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.


  1. angle

    An angle is a geometric figure formed by two lines or rays (called the sides of the angle) that extend from a common point (called the vertex of the angle). The size of an angle is usually measured in degrees or radians, and represents the rotation from one side of the angle to the other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anglenoun

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

  2. Anglenoun

    the figure made by. two lines which meet

  3. Anglenoun

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

  4. Anglenoun

    a projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment

  5. Anglenoun

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

  6. Anglenoun

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

  7. Angleverb

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

  8. Angleverb

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

  9. Angleverb

    to try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure

  10. Etymology: [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. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angle

    ang′gl, n. a hook or bend: a fishing-rod with line and hook.—v.i. to fish with an angle.—v.t. to entice: to try to gain by some artifice.—ns. Ang′ler, one who fishes with an angle: a voracious fish about three feet long, not uncommon on British shores, and called also the Fishing-frog, the Sea-devil, and by the Scotch, Wide-gab; Ang′ling, the art or practice of fishing with a rod and line. [A.S. angel, a hook, allied to Anchor.]


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. angle

    The space or aperture intersected by the natural inclination of two lines or planes meeting each other, the place of intersection being called the vertex or angular point, and the lines legs. Angles are distinguished by the number of degrees they subtend, to 360°, or the whole circumference of a circle. Angles are acute, obtuse, right, curvilinear, rectilinear, &c. (all of which see).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. angle

    In geometry, is the inclination of two lines meeting one another in a point, or the portion of space lying between two lines, or between two or more surfaces meeting in a common point called the vertex. Angles are of various kinds according to the lines or sides which form them. Those most frequently referred to in fortification and gunnery are:

Editors Contribution

  1. angle

    The amount of space defined by a specific number of lines that meet at a known point.

    The angle of the house was structured and looked amazing.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 23, 2020  

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  1. Angle

    of tegmina, "is the longitudinal ridge formed along the interno-median by the sudden flexure from the horizontal to the vertical portion when closed."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ANGLE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Angle is ranked #6035 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Angle surname appeared 5,693 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Angle.

    89.7% or 5,112 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 249 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 128 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 94 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 77 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 33 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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 for ANGLE »

  1. angel

  2. Angel

  3. Elgan

  4. Galen

  5. glean

  6. agnel

  7. lagen

  8. genal

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ANGLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ANGLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ANGLE in a Sentence

  1. George Santayana:

    To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.

  2. Geoff Whitmore:

    It sounds good, but a lot of times it’s a marketing angle.

  3. Claude Taylor:

    But if you don't even want to do that, there are ways to achieve the same objective, which is to have color and character and personality in the room, what you want to avoid is the extreme end of the scale, which is the hostage video — the blank wall, usually shot from the wrong angle.

  4. Chief Ranger Joe Hughes:

    The parks shoreline can be very unforgiving from the cold water to the sheer cliffs and drop offs, by partnering with the highly trained mountaineering guides on SHARP, we are able to safely effect these types of high angle rescues here at the park.

  5. Tom Stoppard:

    Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.

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