What does ANGLE mean?

Definitions for ANGLE
ˈæŋ gəlANGLE

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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"


  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

  10. Origin: [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

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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. Galen

  2. Elgan

  3. glean

  4. angel, Angel

How to pronounce ANGLE ?

  1. Alex
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How to say ANGLE in sign language?

  1. angle


  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. Edward Whitaker:

    I knew a spot where the angle was just right.

  2. Lord Chesterfield:

    Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

  3. Geoff Whitmore:

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

  4. Aaron Smith:

    We thought this was an interesting angle on the state of modern love.

  5. Neil Schneider:

    It's not surprising they would take the angle of adding virtual reality.

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