What does bevel mean?

Definitions for bevel
ˈbɛv əlbev·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bevel, cant, chamfer(noun)

    two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

  2. bevel, bevel square(verb)

    a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size

  3. bevel, chamfer(verb)

    cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

    "bevel the surface"


  1. bevel(Noun)

    An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90 degree angle.

  2. bevel(Verb)

    To give a canted edge to a surface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bevel(noun)

    any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the bevel of a piece of timber

  2. Bevel(noun)

    an instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed together at one end, and opening to any angle, for adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given inclination; -- called also a bevel square

  3. Bevel(adj)

    having the slant of a bevel; slanting

  4. Bevel(adj)

    hence: Morally distorted; not upright

  5. Bevel(verb)

    to cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of

  6. Bevel(verb)

    to deviate or incline from an angle of 90¡, as a surface; to slant.


  1. Bevel

    A bevelled edge refers to an edge of a structure that is not perpendicular to the faces of the piece. The words bevel and chamfer overlap in usage; in general usage they are often interchanged, while in technical usage they may sometimes be differentiated as shown in the image at right. A bevel is typically used to soften the edge of a piece for the sake of safety, wear resistance, or aesthetics; or to facilitate mating with another piece.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bevel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bevel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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