Definition of "angle" []

  • To fish with a hook and line. (verb-intransitive)
  • To try to get something by indirect or artful means: angle for a promotion. (verb-intransitive)
  • Obsolete A fishhook or fishing tackle. (noun)
  • Mathematics The figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point. (noun)
  • Mathematics The figure formed by two planes diverging from a common line. (noun)
  • The space between two straight lines that diverge from a common point or between two planes that extend from a common line (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The shape formed by two such lines or planes (noun)
  • The extent to which one such line or plane diverges from another, measured in degrees or radians (noun)
  • An angular projection or recess; corner (noun)
  • Standpoint; point of view (noun)
  • A selfish or devious motive or purpose (noun)
  • To move in or bend into angles or an angle (verb)
  • To produce (an article, statement, etc) with a particular point of view (verb)
  • To present, direct, or place at an angle (verb)
  • To turn or bend in a different direction (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "angle" in a sentence
  • "We agree to the statement that 'each object has a particular reflecting surface of its own,' as we cannot see how _its_ particular surface could be the property of another, -- but why this should make the surface 'throw back light at its own angle' we do not exactly fathom, and we are puzzled to know _which is the owner of the said angle_, the light or the surface."
  • "The angle which marks the limit beyond which total reflection takes place is called the _limiting angle_ (it is marked in fig. 6 by the strong line E _n_ '')."
  • "And also the one below it, there are barely any more ships like that still around and the camera angle is a little difficult."