angle

I.
/ˈæŋgəl / (say 'angguhl)

noun
1.
a. the space within two lines or three planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line.
b. the figure so formed.
c. the amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another.
2. an angular projection; a projecting corner: the angles of a building.
3. an angular recess; a nook, corner: *He corners Snoggers Boyd in an angle between living- and dining-room and asks again. –thea astley, 1974.
4.
a. a point from which an object may be viewed: *The blacks were for the most part lost in open-mouthed wonder as they examined the exhibit from every angle –patrick white, 1976.
b. a cognitive standpoint: *Though the truth is often many-sided, and difficult to see from every angle. –patrick white, 1976.
5. an aspect, side: to consider all angles of the question; *She loves the devoted wife angle. –sutton woodfield, 1960.
6. Colloquial a devious, artful scheme, method, etc.
7. Engineeringangle iron.
verb (angled, angling)
verb (t)
8. to move, direct, bend or present at an angle or in an angular course.
9. to put a slant or bias on (a question, statement, etc.).
10. to put into a corner; corner.
11. Surfing to direct (a surfboard) across a wave rather than straight toward the beach.
verb (i)
12. to move or bend in angles.
13. to move in a crosswise direction.
phrase
14. at an angle, (sometimes followed by to or from) slanting; not perpendicular.
{Middle English, from French, from Latin angulus}
II.
/ˈæŋgəl / (say 'angguhl)

verb (i) (angled, angling)
1. to fish with hook and line.
noun
2. Obsolete a fishhook or fishing tackle.
phrase
3. angle for, to try to get (something) by scheming, using tricks or artful means: to angle for a compliment.
{Middle English, Old English angel, angul; related to angle1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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


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