angle

an|gle1 [ `æŋgl ] verb transitive
1. ) to make something point in a particular direction, especially one that is not directly in front of you:
Angle the mirror so that you can see behind you.
a ) to make a ball move in a direction that is not straight in front of you:
Gretzky blasted an angled shot wide of the goal.
2. ) to do or write something in a way that makes one thing seem more important than others, or gives special emphasis to one opinion:
Our efforts have been angled very much toward improving customer service.
`angle for phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
angle for something to try to make someone give you something without asking for it directly:
She didn't want Ron to think that she was angling for sympathy.
angle
an|gle 2 [ `æŋgl ] noun count ***
1. ) the shape that is made where two straight lines join or cross each other. Angles are measured in degrees. An angle that measures 90 degrees is a right angle, less than 90 degrees is an acute angle, and more than 90 degrees is an obtuse angle.
a ) the shape that is made where two surfaces or objects meet:
The rocks stick out of the water at a 45-degree angle.
2. ) the direction from which something comes, or the direction from which you look at something, especially when it is not directly in front of you:
Guns were firing at them from several different angles.
The camera angles are chosen before the scene is shot.
3. ) a particular way of thinking about something:
We have considered the whole subject from many different angles.
at an angle
not straight, but leaning to one side:
Hold the knife at a slight angle.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(of two lines), , , / , , , , , , (where two lines meet) / , , (with a rod),


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  • angle — [ ɑ̃gl ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. angulus 1 ♦ Cour. Saillant ou rentrant formé par deux lignes ou deux surfaces qui se coupent. ⇒ arête, coin, encoignure, renfoncement. À l angle de la rue. Former un angle, être en angle. La maison qui fait l angle,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Angle — An gle ([a^][ng] g l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. agky los bent, crooked, angular, a gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle D'or — L angle d or En géométrie, l angle d or est créé en divisant la circonférence c d un cercle en 2 sections a et b(<a) de telle manière que : et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • angle — ANGLE. s. m. Inclination de deux lignes qui aboutissent a un mesme point. Angle droit. angle aigu. angle obtus. angle de tant de degrez. cette muraille fait un grand angle. angle saillant. angle rentrant. l angle du centre. l angle de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • angle — ANGLE. s. m. Ouverture de deux lignes qui se rencontrent. Angle droit. Angle aigu. Angle obtus. Angle de quarante cinq degrés. Angle de cent degrés. Angle saillant. Angle rentrant. Une figure à plusieurs angles. [b]f♛/b] On dit aussi, Les angles… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • angle — m. angle. Angle maigre : angle aigu. Géom. > Angle agut, obtùs, drech : angle aigu, obtus, droit. voir motut …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • angle — angle1 [aŋ′gəl] n. [ME & OFr < L angulus, a corner, angle < Gr ankylos, bent, crooked: see ANKLE] 1. a) the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex, or by two planes meeting along an edge: see DIHEDRAL,… …   English World dictionary

  • Angle — An gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Angled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Angling}.] 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. [1913 Webster] 2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward H. Angle (1855–1930), US amerikanischer Orthodontist Kurt Angle (* 1968), US amerikanischer Wrestler Sharron Angle (* 1949), US amerikanische Politikerin Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Angle — member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from L. Angli the Angles, lit. people of Angul (O.N. Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so called for its hook like shape (see ANGLE (Cf. angle) (n.)). People from the tribe there… …   Etymology dictionary

  • angle — noun. This word had been used since the 1870s in the meaning ‘the aspect from which a matter is considered’ • (The old stagers…the men who knew all the angles, who had great experience Nevil Shute, 1944) often with a defining word: the OED gives… …   Modern English usage

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