What does bevel mean?

Definitions for bevel
ˈbɛv əlbev·el

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bevel, cant, chamfernoun

    two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

  2. bevel, bevel squareverb

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

  3. bevel, chamferverb

    cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

    "bevel the surface"

Wiktionary

  1. bevelnoun

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

  2. bevelverb

    To give a canted edge to a surface.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bevel, Bevilnoun

    In masonry and joinery, a kind of square, one leg of which is frequently crooked, according to the sweep of an arch or vault. It is moveable on a point or centre, and so may be set to any angle. An angle that is not square, is called a bevil angle, whether it be more obtuse, or more acute, than a right angle. Builder’s Dict.

    Their houses are very ill built, their walls bevil, without one right angle in any apartment. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels.

  2. To Bevelverb

    To cut to a bevel angle.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    These rabbets are ground square; but the rabbets on the groundsel are bevelled downwards, that rain may the freelier fall off. Joseph Moxon, Mechanical Exercises.

Wikipedia

  1. Bevel

    A bevelled edge (UK) or beveled edge (US) is 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.

ChatGPT

  1. bevel

    A bevel is an edge that is not perpendicular to the faces of the piece. It is typically a surface which is sloped and not at a right angle, often used to soften the edge of a piece for aesthetic purposes, safety, or to prepare the edge for a specific purpose such as welding. It can also refer to the process of making such an edge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bevelnoun

    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. Bevelnoun

    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. Beveladjective

    having the slant of a bevel; slanting

  4. Beveladjective

    hence: Morally distorted; not upright

  5. Bevelverb

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

  6. Bevelverb

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

Wikidata

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bevel

    An instrument by which bevelling angles are taken. Also a sloped surface.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BEVEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bevel is ranked #25572 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bevel surname appeared 965 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bevel.

    62.9% or 607 total occurrences were White.
    30.5% or 295 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 30 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  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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