Definition of Angle

1. Noun. The space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians.

2. Verb. Move or proceed at an angle. "He angled his way into the room"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Angler

3. Noun. A biased way of looking at or presenting something.
Exact synonyms: Slant
Generic synonyms: Point Of View, Stand, Standpoint, Viewpoint
Derivative terms: Slant

4. Verb. To incline or bend from a vertical position. "She leaned over the banister"
Exact synonyms: Lean, Slant, Tilt, Tip
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Specialized synonyms: Incline, Pitch, Slope, Weather, Heel, List, Lean Back, Recline
Derivative terms: Lean, Leaner, Slant, Tilt, Tilt
Also: Lean Against, Lean On, Tip Over, Tip Over

5. Noun. A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons.
Generic synonyms: European

6. Verb. Seek indirectly. "Fish for compliments"
Exact synonyms: Fish
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Derivative terms: Fish

7. Verb. Fish with a hook. "In the summer they like to go out and angle"
Generic synonyms: Fish
Specialized synonyms: Fly-fish, Flyfish, Troll
Derivative terms: Angler, Angler

8. Verb. Present with a bias. ; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
Exact synonyms: Slant, Weight
Generic synonyms: Bias, Predetermine
Derivative terms: Slant, Weight

Definition of Angle

1. n. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.

2. v. i. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.

3. v. t. To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.

Definition of Angle

1. Noun. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons. ¹

2. Noun. (geometry) A figure formed by two rays which start from a common point (a plane angle) or by three planes that intersect (a solid angle). ¹

3. Noun. (geometry) The measure of such a figure. In the case of a plane angle, this is the ratio (or proportional to the ratio) of the arc length to the radius of a section of a circle cut by the two rays, centered at their common point. In the case of a solid angle, this is the ratio of the surface area to the square of the radius of the section of a sphere. ¹

4. Noun. A corner where two walls intersect. ¹

5. Noun. A change in direction. ¹

6. Noun. A viewpoint. ¹

7. Noun. (media) The focus of a news story. ¹

8. Noun. (slang professional wrestling) A storyline between two wrestlers, providing the background for and approach to a feud. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A scheme; a means of benefitting from a situation, usually hidden, possibly illegal. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive often in the passive) To place (something) at an angle. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive informal) To change direction rapidly. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive informal) To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint. ¹

13. Verb. (snooker) To leave the cue ball in the jaws of a pocket such that the surround of the pocket (the "angle") blocks the path from cue ball to object ball. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To try to catch fish with a hook and line. ¹

15. Verb. (informal) (with ''for'') To attempt to subtly persuade someone to offer a desired thing. ¹

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Definition of Angle

1. to fish with a hook and line [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

Medical Definition of Angle

1. 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. 2. The figure made by two lines which meet. The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle. 3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment. "Though but an angle reached him of the stone." (Dryden) Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. External angles, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened. Internal angles, those which are within any right-lined figure. Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a right line with a curved line. Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle. Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90 deg . Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by two right lines. Right angle, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90 deg (measured by a quarter circle). Solid angle, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point. Spherical angle, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere. Visual angle, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye. 4. A name given to four of the twelve astrological houses. Origin: F. Angle, L. Angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. Bent, crooked, angular, a bend or hollow, AS. Angel hook, fish-hook, G. Angel, and F. Anchor. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Angle

angle (current term)
angle-closure glaucoma
angle bisector
angle bisectors
angle bracket
angle brackets
angle closure glaucoma
angle for
angle grinder
angle grinders
angle iron
angle of Fuchs
angle of anomaly

Literary usage of Angle

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1. Pelicotetics, Or, The Science of Quantity: Or, The Science of Quantity. An by Archibald Sandeman (1868)
"An angle which at the center of a circle stands on an arc equal to the radius ... If 0 express numerically A in reference to the circular unit angle Or = a. ..."

2. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1908)
"Therefore the exterior angle GDE is equal to twice the angle DEC. ... But the angle BDC is equal to the angle FDG, therefore the sum of the angles BUG, GDF, ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1906)
"TO LAY OFF AN angle BY REPETITION. — There is no direct method of laying off an angle by repetition as in the case of measuring an angle, therefore the ..."

4. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"This method of calculating a solid angle involves a choice of axes which is to ... Let the length of the second closed curve be <r, then the solid angle ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Following Euclid, a right angle is farmed by a. straight line standing-upon another straight line so 25 to make the adjacent angles equal; any angle less ..."

6. Transactions by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1838)
"CAd and the common angle DAd, therefore the triangles BAd, DAC are similar. Corollary. Let ABC be any triangle, and let straight lines AD, BD, ..."

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