Associations to the word «Angle»


ANGLE, noun. ​(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).
ANGLE, noun. ​(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.
ANGLE, noun. A corner where two walls intersect.
ANGLE, noun. A change in direction.
ANGLE, noun. ​ A viewpoint; a way of looking at something.
ANGLE, noun. (media) The focus of a news story.
ANGLE, noun. (slang) (professional wrestling) A storyline between two wrestlers, providing the background for and approach to a feud.
ANGLE, noun. (slang) A scheme; a means of benefitting from a situation, usually hidden, possibly illegal.
ANGLE, noun. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
ANGLE, noun. (astrology) Any of the four cardinal points of an astrological chart: the Ascendant, the Midheaven, the Descendant and the Imum Coeli.
ANGLE, verb. (transitive) (often in the passive) To place (something) at an angle.
ANGLE, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To change direction rapidly.
ANGLE, verb. (transitive) (informal) To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint.
ANGLE, verb. (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.
ANGLE, verb. (intransitive) To try to catch fish with a hook and line.
ANGLE, verb. (informal) (with for) To attempt to subtly persuade someone to offer a desired thing.
ANGLE, noun. A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.
ANGLE, noun. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
ANGLE BAR, noun. (carpentry) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet.
ANGLE BAR, noun. An angle iron.
ANGLE BEAD, noun. (architecture) A bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, especially for protecting an angle of a wall.
ANGLE BISECTOR, noun. (geometry) A ray that divides an angle into two equal parts.
ANGLE BISECTORS, noun. Plural of angle bisector
ANGLE BRACE, noun. (carpentry) A brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypotenuse and securing the two side pieces together.
ANGLE BRACKET, noun. Any of a number of angle-shaped brackets.
ANGLE BRACKET, noun. (computing) Either of the inequality signs < and >, when used as brackets in markup languages like HTML.
ANGLE BRACKET, noun. (typography) (mathematics) Either of a pair of symbols, ⟨ and ⟩, used to enclose text in various technical contexts, and in mathematical formulas to denote an interval or a continuous parameter.
ANGLE BRACKET, noun. (typography) Either of a pair of symbols, 〈 and 〉, used in Chinese and Korean punctuation.
ANGLE BRACKETS, noun. Plural of angle bracket
ANGLE FOR, verb. To try to obtain something by subtle indirect means: political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.
ANGLE FOR, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see angle,‎ for.
ANGLE FOR FARTHINGS, verb. (1811) (idiomatic) To beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.
ANGLE GRINDER, noun. A usually hand-held grinder which uses a pair of internal gears to place the rotational axis of the grinding or cutting wheel perpendicular to that of the driving motor.
ANGLE GRINDERS, noun. Plural of angle grinder
ANGLE HARP, noun. (musical instrument) A type of harp where the neck runs at an angle over the resonator.
ANGLE HARPS, noun. Plural of angle harp
ANGLE IRON, noun. A length of iron or steel, having an L-shaped cross section, used as a structural support
ANGLE LEAF, noun. (architecture) A detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle.
ANGLE OF ATTACK, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see angle,‎ attack.
ANGLE OF ATTACK, noun. (aeronautics) The angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.
ANGLE OF ATTACK, noun. (nautical) The angle between a mid-sail and the direction of the wind.
ANGLE OF INCIDENCE, noun. (optics) (physics) The angle that a straight line, ray of light, etc., meeting a surface, makes with a normal to the surface at the point of meeting.
ANGLE OF INCIDENCE, noun. (aeronautics) The angle, usually fixed, between the chord line of a wing or horizontal stabilizer and the axis of the fuselage, measured at the root. In UK called the angle of attack.
ANGLE OF REFLECTION, noun. (optics) The angle between the perpendicular and a ray reflected from a surface
ANGLE OF REFRACTION, noun. (optics) The angle between the perpendicular and a ray refracted at a surface
ANGLE OF VIEW, noun. (photography) The angular extent of a given scene as imaged by a camera.
ANGLE QUOTE, noun. (typography) (informal) Any particular quotation mark consisting of a pair of straight lines radiating from a common point separated at an angle anywhere between 60°–150°, be it single or double.
ANGLE QUOTE, noun. A guillemet.
ANGLE QUOTE, noun. A chevron.
ANGLE QUOTE, noun. A Korean quotation mark; e.g., 〈, 〉, 《, 》.
ANGLE SHAFT, noun. (architecture) An enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both.
ANGLE SHOOT, verb. Alternative form of angle-shoot
ANGLE SHOOT, noun. (botany) Alternative form of angle-shoot
ANGLE SHOOT, noun. (slang) (poker) Alternative form of angle shot
ANGLE SHOOT, noun. A session of shooting at an angle or a shot taken in such a session.
ANGLE SHOOTER, noun. (slang) (poker) A player who uses unfair tricks to gain advantage; one who angle-shoots.
ANGLE SHOOTERS, noun. Plural of angle shooter
ANGLE SHOOTING, verb. Present participle of angle shoot
ANGLE SHOOTING, noun. (slang) Unethical behavior that is not clearly prohibited.
ANGLE SHOOTING, noun. (slang) The act of shooting at an angle.
ANGLE SHOOTS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of angle shoot
ANGLE SHOOTS, noun. Plural of angle shoot
ANGLE SHOT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of angle shoot
ANGLE SHOT, noun. (slang) (poker) An act performed in order to angle-shoot; a trick used to gain unfair advantage.
ANGLE SHOT, noun. A shot taken at an angle.
ANGLE SHOTS, noun. Plural of angle shot
ANGLE TIE, noun. Angle brace

Dictionary definition

ANGLE, noun. The space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians.
ANGLE, noun. A biased way of looking at or presenting something.
ANGLE, noun. A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons.
ANGLE, verb. Move or proceed at an angle; "he angled his way into the room".
ANGLE, verb. To incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister".
ANGLE, verb. Seek indirectly; "fish for compliments".
ANGLE, verb. Fish with a hook.
ANGLE, verb. Present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders".

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