Definitions for: Angle

[n] a biased way of looking at or presenting something
[n] a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
[n] the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
[v] present with a bias
[v] fish with a hook
[v] seek indirectly; "fish for compliments"
[v] to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
[v] move or proceed at an angle; "he angled his way into the room"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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 lines meet; a
corner; a nook.

Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser.

To search the tenderest angles of the heart.

2. (Geom.)
(a) The figure made by. two lines which meet.
(b) 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.

4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological
``houses.'' [Obs.] --Chaucer.

5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish,
consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a

Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.

A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope.

Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than

Adjacent or Contiguous angles, such as have one leg
common to both angles.

Alternate angles. See Alternate.

Angle bar.
(a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of
a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight.
(b) (Mach.) Same as Angle iron.

Angle bead (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle
of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of
a wall.

Angle brace, Angle tie (Carp.), a brace across an
interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse
and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight.

Angle iron (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having
one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or
connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to
which it is riveted.

Angle leaf (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or
less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to
strengthen an angle.

Angle meter, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for
ascertaining the dip of strata.

Angle shaft (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a
capital or base, or both.

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

Facial angle. See under Facial.

Internal angles, those which are within any right-lined

Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a right line with a curved

Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a
right angle.

Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than

Optic angle. See under Optic.

Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by two right

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.

For Angles of commutation, draught, incidence,
reflection, refraction, position, repose, fraction,
see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection,
Refraction, etc.

An"gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Angled; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.

2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as,
to angle for praise.

The hearts of all that he did angle for. --Shak.

An"gle, v. t.
To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.
[Obs.] ``He angled the people's hearts.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

Synonyms: fish, lean, slant, slant, slant, tilt, tip, weight

See Also: angle of dip, angle of extinction, angle of incidence, angle of inclination, angle of reflection, angle of refraction, angle of view, angular distance, axil, AZ, azimuth, bend, bias, bowl over, crotch, cutting angle, dip, dogleg, European, exterior angle, external angle, extinction angle, face angle, fish, flex, flyfish, fork, go, helix angle, incidence angle, inclination, inclination of an orbit, incline, interior angle, internal angle, knock over, lead, lean against, lean back, lean on, list, locomote, look for, magnetic declination, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, magnetic variation, move, oblique angle, overturn, perigon, pitch, plane angle, point of view, polyhedral angle, predetermine, recline, reflex angle, rest on, right angle, round angle, salient angle, search, seek, slope, solid angle, space, spherical angle, stand, standpoint, tilt angle, tip over, travel, troll, turn over, upset, variation, vertical angle, view angle, viewpoint, wave angle, weather

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