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Webster Dictionary

  1. Angles

    an ancient Low German tribe, that settled in Britain, which came to be called Engla-land (Angleland or England). The Angles probably came from the district of Angeln (now within the limits of Schleswig), and the country now Lower Hanover, etc

    Etymology: [L. Angli. See Anglican.]


  1. Angles

    The Angles were one of the main Germanic peoples who settled in Britain in the post-Roman period. They founded several of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, and their name is the root of the name England. The name comes from the district of Angeln, an area located on the Baltic shore of what is now Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angles

    ang′glz, n.pl. the Low German stock that settled in Northumbria, Mercia, and East Anglia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Angles

    a German tribe from Sleswig who invaded Britain in the 5th century and gave name to England.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. angles

    An ancient German tribe from which England derives its name. They occupied a narrow district in the south of Sleswick, whence some of them passed over in the 5th century, in conjunction with other Saxon tribes, into Britain, where they conquered the native Britons, and established the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy. See Heptarchy.

Editors Contribution

  1. anglesnoun

    Plural noun and verb form of the word angle.

    The ruler was at right angles to the margin on the document if you needed to move or change it.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 14, 2016  

Anagrams for angles »

  1. gleans

  2. angels

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of angles in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of angles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of angles in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Daisley:

    Firms with less diverse management teams are less able to see issues from many angles. This is especially important for a sector that has recently suffered scandals attributed to unchallenged leadership and 'groupthink'.

  2. Ben Steffen:

    I'm upset because it hits me in my pocketbook from multiple angles, i sell beef, I sell corn, I sell soybeans and I sell milk. All of those products are vulnerable because we export significant amounts in those markets.

  3. Christopher Bogdan:

    What we want to have happen is no matter which airplane is picking up the threat – whatever the angles or the sensors – they correctly identify a single threat and then pass that information to all four airplanes so that all four airplanes are looking at the same threat at the same place.

  4. Roderick Jones:

    It is very apparent from my teams monitoring of online threats that Antifa-type groups intend to engage in violence in the aftermath of the election, especially if Trump wins. Rallies celebrating Trumps victory would be the most obvious target for violent disruption, but the threat comes from multiple angles. There are many extremists who hate Antifa and the left and dont necessarily want to initiate violence but are eager to jump into a fight once it begins.

  5. Sujatha Jahagirdar:

    President Obama gets an A for tackling this problem from multiple angles, but in terms of addressing the biggest problem, the troubling overuse and misuse of antibiotics on large factory farms, the administration gets an incomplete.

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