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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun angle:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb angle:


Angle is sometimes a misspelling of angel.

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Definition of the noun angle

What does angle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • angle: angles
  • Angle: Angles

  1. the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
    • lexical domain: Shapes - nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes
    • more generic word: space = an empty area
    • more specific terms:
  2. a biased way of looking at or presenting something
  3. a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: European = a native or inhabitant of Europe

Alternative definition of the noun angle


  1. [geometry] A figure formed by two rays which start from a common point (a plane angle) or by three planes that intersect (a solid angle).
  2. [geometry] The measure of such a figure. In the case of a plane angle, this is the ratio (or proportional to the ratio) of the arc length to the radius of a section of a circle cut by the two rays, centered at their common point. In the case of a solid angle, this is the ratio of the surface area to the square of the radius of the section of a sphere.
  3. A corner where two walls intersect.
    • synonym: -gon (as per hexagon)
  4. A change in direction.
  5. A viewpoint.
  6. [media] The focus of a news story.
  7. [slang, professional wrestling] A storyline between two wrestlers, providing the background for and approach to a feud.
  8. [slang] A scheme; a means of benefitting from a situation, usually hidden, possibly illegal.

Specialised definition of the noun angle

Glossary of sports

the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces measured in degrees (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / billiards / snooker

when the cue ball is angled by a pocket, it is so close to the corner of the cushion that it cannot be hit in a straight line towards the desired object ball (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowling

the direction at which the ball is travelling when it enters the pocket

Glossary of sports / squash

a shot that first hits the side wall and then the front wall without touching the floor (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb angle

What does angle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: angled | angling | angles

  1. move or proceed at an angle
    • example: he angled his way into the room
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  2. to incline or bend from a vertical position
  3. seek indirectly
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of angle: fish
    • more generic terms: look for / search / seek = try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
  4. fish with a hook
    • example: In the summer they like to go out and angle
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: fish = catch or try to catch fish or shellfish
    • more specific words:
      • fly-fish / flyfish = fish with flies as lures
      • troll = angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
  5. present with a bias

Alternative definition of the verb angle


  1. [transitive, often in the passive] To place (something) at an angle.
  2. [intransitive, informal] To change direction rapidly.
  3. [transitive, informal] To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint.
  4. [snooker] To leave the cue ball in the jaws of a pocket such that the surround of the pocket (the "angle") blocks the path from cue ball to object ball.
  5. [intransitive] To try to catch fish with a hook and line.
  6. [informal] (with for) To attempt to subtly persuade someone to offer a desired thing.


  1. Angle is a village and Community located on a narrow peninsula on the very south-west tip of Wales in Pembrokeshire. It has two public houses, a school, post office, a castle, St Mary's church and a sandy beach to the west of the village. The nearest railway station is Pembroke, from where there is a bus link. The Angle lifeboat received silver medals in 1878 for rescuing the crew of the Loch Shiel from rocks near Thorn Island. The ship had been carrying a cargo of whisky and beer.
  2. ANGLE is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint ANGLE, ANGLE waypoint, fix ANGLE, ANGLE fix

There are other places with in their name, like Angle Park, Angle-Park, Angle Inlet, Angle Township, Saint-Jean-d'Angle.


Angle is a musical group.

  • album: "Rock & Roll Death Camp"


Angle is a record label.


Angle is a fictional character from the 2002 anime television series Gravion.


  1. "Angle" is an album by English jazz pianist Howard Riley, which was released on CBS in 1969 as part of their Realm Jazz Series, and reissued on CD by Columbia in 1999. It features his working trio of that period, with bassist Barry Guy and drummer Alan Jackson. The fully notated "Three Fragments" is a flute-piano duet with Barbara Thompson.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (46 years ago)
  2. "Angle" a.k.a. "Ängle" is a composition.
  3. "Angle" is a musical album of Natsat.
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. Angle: In planar geometry, an angle is the figure formed by two rays, called the sides of the angle, sharing a common endpoint, called the vertex of the angle. Angles formed by two rays lie in a plane, but this plane does not have to be a Euclidean plane. Angles are also formed by the intersection of two planes in Euclidean and other spaces. These are called dihedral angles. Angles formed by the intersection of two curves in a plane are defined as the angle determined by the tangent rays at the point of intersection. Similar statements hold in space, for example, the spherical angle formed by two great circles on a sphere is the dihedral angle between the planes determined by the great circles.
  2. ANGLE is an open source, BSD-licensed graphics engine abstraction layer developed by Google. The API is mainly designed to bring high performance OpenGL compatibility to Windows desktops and to Web Browsers such as Google Chromium by translating calls to Direct3D, which has much better driver support. There are two backend renderers for ANGLE: the oldest one uses Direct3D 9.0c, while the newer one uses Direct3D 11.
  3. Angle: The angles are the four Cardinal points of an astrological chart: the Ascendant, the Midheaven, the Descendant and the Imum Coeli.
  4. The angle of a rib may both refer to the bending part of it, and a prominent line in this area, a little in front of the tubercle.

Phrases with Angle

Phrases starting with the word Angle:

  1. angle for
  2. angle iron
  3. angle-park

Phrases ending with the word Angle:

  1. -Angle
  2. face angle
  3. hour angle
  4. tilt angle
  5. view angle
  6. wave angle
  7. wide-angle
  8. acute angle
  9. Crank Angle
  10. Dutch Angle
  11. helix angle
  12. phase angle
  13. plane angle
  14. Renal Angle
  15. right angle
  16. right-angle
  17. round angle

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Angle

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Google previewShop Reference for Students & Apprentices:

End Relief Angle: The end relief angle is a measure of the relief below the end cutting edge.

Thus, the side rake angle is the angle of inclination of the face perpendicular to the side cutting edge with reference to a line or a plane that is ...

Google previewA Comprehensive System of Astronomy, Both Theoretic and Practical, with Extensive Tables of the Sun, Moon, and Planets (1828)

To which are Prefixed, Precepts and Examples for Computing All the Requisites for Filling Up the Columns in the Nautical Almanac, White's Ephemeris, &c. &c by Thomas Whiting

A plane Angle is the inclination of two right lines, which meet one another in the same plane, but are not in the same direction.

Google previewSolved and Unsolved Problems of Structural Chemistry (2016)

by Milan Randic, Marjana Novic, Dejan Plavsic

A plane angle is the inclination to one another of two lines in a plane which meet one another and do not lie in a straight line. Definition 9. And when the lines containing the angle are straight, the angle is called rectilinear. Definition 10.

Google previewThe Elements Of Navigation; Containing The Theory and Practice (1754)

With All the Necessary Tables : To which is Added, A Treatise of Marine Fortification ; For the Use of the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital, and the Gentlemen of the Navy ; In Two Volumes by John Robertson

A PLANE ANGLE is the aperture or inclination of two lines on the same plane, meeting in a point (as A A c B). - A right lined...

Google previewIntroduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry (2014)


A plane angle is the inclination to one another of two lines in a plane which meet one another and do not lie in a straight line. 9. And when the lines containing...

Google previewGeometry (2010)

Our Cultural Heritage by Audun Holme

A plane angle is the inclination to one another of two lines in...

Google previewGod Created The Integers (2007)

The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History by Stephen Hawking

A plane angle is the inclination to one another of two lines in a plane which meet one another and do not lie in a straight line. 9. And when the lines containing...

Google previewThe Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements (2015)

by Thomas L. Heath

A plane angle is the inclination to one another of two lines in a plane which meet one another and do not lie in a straight line. 9. And when the lines containing the angle are straight, the angle is called rectilineal. Io. When a straight line set up ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Cephalometric angle (ANB) Cephalometric norms for Caucasians (Eastman Standard) have been defined. The key features which can be identified are the relative size and position of the mandible and maxilla, and the steepness of the angle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 2 (2014)

LEDs, LCDs, Audio, Thyristors, Digital Logic, and Amplification by Charles Platt, Fredrik Jansson

The fluctuating voltage in an AC power supply is proportional with the sine of the phase angle. This concept is illustrated in Figure 1 12. If an imaginary point ( shown as a purple dot) is moving in a circular path counterclockwise at a constant ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

grid convergence — The horizontal angle at a place between true north and grid north. It is proportional to the longitude difference between the place and the central meridian. See also ...

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Quotes about Angle

To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood. (George Santayana)
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Scrabble value of A1N1G2L1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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