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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. angles

    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. Alex
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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. Richard III:

    Photogrammetry provides a fantastic analytical tool that allows us to examine the grave from angles that would have been physically difficult or impossible to achieve during the excavation.

  3. The President:

    This strategy also has the benefit of providing a sense of hope that the problems can be addressed and avoided, if action is taken early enough. when the Clean Air Act was passed, not only was there a terrible smog in Los Angles, it was true in most metropolitan areas across the country.

  4. Cicero:

    The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart mark and avoid him.

  5. Navneet Marwah:

    Prima facie, there seems to be no problem, but we are going to investigate once again. There are a few different angles now.

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