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Angle definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AN'GLE, n. [L. angulus, a corner. Gr.]
In popular language, the point where two lines meet, or the meeting of two lines in a point; a corner.
In geometry, the space comprised between two straight lines that meet in a point, or between two straight converging lines which, if extended, would meet; or the quantity by which two straight lines, departing from a point, diverge from each other. The point of meeting is the vertex of the angle, and the lines, containing the angle, are its sides or legs.
In optics, the angle of incidence is the angle which a ray of light makes with a perpendicular to the surface, or to that point of the surface on which it falls.
The angle of refraction is the angle which a ray of light refracted makes with the surface of the refracting medium; or rather with a perpendicular to that point of the surface on which it falls.
A right angle, is one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90 degrees, making the quarter of a circle.
An obtuse angle is greater than a right angle, or more than 90 degrees.
A rectilineal or right-lined angle, is formed by two right lines.
A curvilineal angle, is formed by two curved lines.
A mixed angle is formed by a right line with a curved line.
Adjacent or contiguous angles are such as have one leg common to both angles, and both together are equal to two right angles.
External angles are angles of any right-lined figure without it, when the sides are produced or lengthened.
Internal angles are those which are within any right-lined figure.
Oblique angles are either acute or obtuse, in opposition to right angles.
A solid angle is the meeting of three or more plain angles at one point.
A spherical angle is one made by the meeting of two arches of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of the globe or sphere.
AN'GLE, n. A hook; an instrument to take fish, consisting of a rod, a line and a hook, or a line and hook.
AN'GLE, v.i.
1. To fish with an angle, or with line and hook.
2. v.t. or i. To fish for; to try to gain by some bait or insinuation, as men angle for fish; as, to angle for the hearts of people, or to angle hearts.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
2: a biased way of looking at or presenting something [syn: slant, angle]
3: a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons v
1: move or proceed at an angle; "he angled his way into the room"
2: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister" [syn: lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle]
3: seek indirectly; "fish for compliments" [syn: fish, angle]
4: fish with a hook
5: present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders" [syn: slant, angle, weight]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin Angli, plural, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Engle Angles Date: before 12th century a member of a Germanic people that invaded England along with the Saxons and Jutes in the fifth century A.D. and merged with them to form the Anglo-Saxon peoples

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin angulus Date: 14th century 1. a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space <they sheltered in an angle of the building> 2. a. the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point; also dihedral angle b. a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another 3. a. the precise viewpoint from which something is observed or considered <a camera angle> <consider the question from all angles>; also the aspect seen from such an angle <discuss all angles of the question> b. (1) a special approach, point of attack, or technique for accomplishing an objective <try a new angle> (2) an often improper or illicit method of obtaining advantage <a salesman always looking for an angle> 4. a sharply divergent course <the road went off at an angle> 5. a position to the side of an opponent in football from which a player may block his opponent more effectively or without penalty usually used in the phrases get an angle or have an angle angled adjective II. verb (angled; angling) Date: 1621 intransitive verb to turn or proceed at an angle transitive verb 1. to turn, move, or direct at an angle 2. to present (as a news story) from a particular or prejudiced point of view ; slant III. intransitive verb (angled; angling) Etymology: Middle English angelen, from angel fishhook, from Old English, from anga hook; akin to Old High German ango hook, Latin uncus, Greek onkos barbed hook, ankos glen Date: 15th century 1. to fish with a hook 2. to use artful means to attain an objective <angled for an invitation>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (usu. in pl.) a member of a tribe from Schleswig that settled in Eastern Britain in the 5th c. Derivatives: Anglian adj. Etymology: L Anglus f. Gmc (OE Engle: cf. ENGLISH) f. Angul a district of Schleswig (now in N. Germany) (as ANGLE(2))

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. 1 a the space between two meeting lines or surfaces. b the inclination of two lines or surfaces to each other. 2 a a corner. b a sharp projection. 3 a the direction from which a photograph etc. is taken. b the aspect from which a matter is considered. --v. 1 tr. & intr. move or place obliquely. 2 tr. present (information) from a particular point of view (was angled in favour of the victim). Phrases and idioms: angle brackets brackets in the form < > (see BRACKET n. 3). angle-iron a piece of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross-section, used to strengthen a framework. angle of repose the angle beyond which an inclined body will not support another on its surface by friction. Etymology: ME f. OF angle or f. L angulus 2. v. & n. --v.intr. 1 (often foll. by for) fish with hook and line. 2 (foll. by for) seek an objective by devious or calculated means (angled for a pay rise). --n. archaic a fish-hook. Etymology: OE angul

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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 lines meet; a corner; a nook. Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser. To search the tenderest angles of the heart. --Milton. 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. --Dryden. 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 rod. Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there. --Shak. A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope. Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than 90[deg]. 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 lengthened. Facial angle. See under Facial. 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]. Optic angle. See under Optic. 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. For Angles of commutation, draught, incidence, reflection, refraction, position, repose, fraction, see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection, Refraction, etc.

Webster's 1913 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. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(angles, angling, angled) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. An angle is the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces. Angles are measured in degrees. The boat is now leaning at a 30 degree angle. N-COUNT see also right angle 2. An angle is the shape that is created where two lines or surfaces join together. ...the angle of the blade. N-COUNT: usu the N of n 3. An angle is the direction from which you look at something. Thanks to the angle at which he stood, he could just see the sunset... N-COUNT 4. You can refer to a way of presenting something or thinking about it as a particular angle. He was considering the idea from all angles. N-COUNT: supp N 5. If someone is angling for something, they are trying to get it without asking for it directly. It sounds as if he's just angling for sympathy. VERB: usu cont, V for n 6. If something is at an angle, it is leaning in a particular direction so that it is not straight, horizontal, or vertical. An iron bar stuck out at an angle... PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

an'-g'-l: Used in Isa 19:8 for a Hebrew noun that is rendered "hook" in Job 41:1: "The fishers shall lament, and all they that cast angle (hook) into the Nile shall mourn." For a striking figurative use of it see Hab 1:15 where, speaking of the wicked devouring the righteous, "making men as the fishes of the sea," the prophet says: "They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net" (the Revised Version (British and American) uses singular).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. 1. (Geom.) Difference of direction (of two lines), divergence, opening, flare. 2. Corner, bend, elbow, knee, crotch, cusp, point (where two lines meet). 3. Hook, fish-hook. II. v. n. Fish (with a rod), bob.

Moby Thesaurus

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