Verb angle Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive, often in the passive) To place (something) at an angle. (intransitive, informal) To change direction rapidly. (transitive, informal) To present or argue something in a particular way or from a particular viewpoint. (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.

More definition:

1.Geometry. the space within two lines or three or more planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line. the figure so formed. the amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another, generally measured in radians or in degrees, minutes, and seconds, as in 12° 10prime; 30″, which is read as 12 degrees, 10 minutes, and 30 seconds. angular projection; a projecting corner, the angles of a building.

3.a viewpoint; standpoint, He looked at the problem only from his own angle.

4.Journalism. slant (def 11). the point of view from which copy is written, especially when the copy is intended to interest a particular audience, The financial editor added a supplementary article from the investor's angle. aspect of an event, problem, subject, etc., The accountant emphasized the tax angle of the leasing arrangement.

6.Movies, Photography. angle shot.

7.Informal. a secret motive, She's been too friendly lately—what's her angle?

8.Astrology. any of the four interceptions of the equatorial circle by the two basic axes, the horizon and the meridian, commonly identified by the compass directions.

9.angle iron (def 2). move or bend in an angle. 1 set, fix, direct, or adjust at an angle, to angle a spotlight.1

2.Journalism. to write or edit in such a way as to appeal to a particular audience; slant, She angled her column toward teenagers.
1 turn sharply in a different direction, The road angles to the right.1 move or go in angles or at an angle, The trout angled downstream.
1 the angles, Slang. to use every available means to reach one's goal, A second-rate talent can survive only by playing all the angles. fish with hook and line. attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish, to angle for a compliment.

3.Archaic. a fishhook or fishing tackle.

1.a member of a West Germanic people that migrated from Sleswick to Britain in the 5th century a.d. and founded the kingdoms of East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria. As early as the 6th century their name was extended to all the Germanic inhabitants of Britain.

1. the space between two straight lines that diverge from a common point or between two planes that extend from a common line

2. the shape formed by two such lines or planes

3. the extent to which one such line or plane diverges from another, measured in degrees or radians

4. an angular projection or recess; corner

5. standpoint; point of view, look at the question from another angle, the angle of a newspaper article

6. (informal) a selfish or devious motive or purpose

7. See angle iron verb

8. to move in or bend into angles or an angle

9. (transitive) to produce (an article, statement, etc) with a particular point of view

10. (transitive) to present, direct, or place at an angle1
1. (intransitive) to turn or bend in a different direction, the path angled sharply to the left Word OriginC14, from French, from Old Latin angulus corner angle2 /ˈæŋɡəl/ verb (intransitive)
1. to fish with a hook and line

2. (often foll by for) to attempt to get, he angled for a compliment noun

3. (obsolete) any piece of fishing tackle, esp a hook Word OriginOld English angul fish-hook; related to Old High German ango, Latin uncus, Greek onkos Angle /ˈæŋɡəl/ noun
1. a member of a West Germanic people from N Germany who invaded and settled large parts of E and N England in the 5th and 6th centuries a.d Word Originfrom Latin Anglus, from Germanic (compare English), an inhabitant of Angul, a district in Schleswig (now Angeln), a name identical with Old English angul hook, angle², referring to its shapeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"to fish with a hook," mid-15c., from Old English angel (n.) "angle, hook, fishhook," related to anga "hook," from PIE *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). Cf. Old English angul, Old Norse öngull, Old High German angul, German Angel "fishhook." Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s.It is but a sory lyfe and an yuell to stand anglynge all day to catche a fewe fisshes. [John Palsgrave, 1530] Related, Angled; angling."to move at an angle, to move diagonally or obliquely," 1741, from angle (n.). Related, Angled; angling.
"space between intersecting lines," late 14c., from Old French angle "angle, corner," and directly from Latin angulus "an angle, corner," a diminutive form from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (cf. Greek ankylos "bent, crooked," Latin ang(u)ere "to compress in a bend, fold, strangle;" Old Church Slavonic aglu "corner;" Lithuanian anka "loop;" Sanskrit ankah "hook, bent," angam "limb;" Old English ancleo "ankle;" Old High German ango "hook"). Angle bracket is 1875 in carpentry; 1956 in typography.
member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from Latin Angli "the Angles," literally "people of Angul" (Old Norse Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so-called for its hook-like shape (see angle (n.)). People from the tribe there founded the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbia, and East Anglia in 5c. Britain. Their name, rather than that of the Saxons or Jutes, may have become the common one for the whole group of Germanic tribes because their dialect was the first committed to writing.


He leaned forward as the horse leaped, and then back as he slowed it down, then sideways at an impossible angle as it scrambled around the barrel.

From this angle, it's hard to tell you from the mules.

On the psychic angle; you can call it bull shit but I get strong vibes from folks above my pay grade that not everyone feels the way you guys do.

After the first several feet, the angle of the slope dropped more sharply and he was forced to move to his left to avoid falling.

Kiera settled at an uncomfortable angle, the sandpapery red roofing snagging her polyester disco clothing and preventing her from sliding over the nearby edge of the three-story row house.

Brady muttered a curse, reached for his laser weapon, and fired at an angle at the ceiling.

One thing was cer­tain, Fred O'Connor would jump on this new angle like Ellery Queen!

"You need more of an angle when you deflect," he told her.

The angle was too steep, though and the roots of the bush too shallow.

The angle of decent was mercilessly gradual and her feet were sore by the time she was in icy water up to her knees.

Not that she'd miss the right angle hell that made her edgy, but blowing up someone's home?

The 24-hour term is very variable both as regards its amplitude and its phase angle (and so [[Table Iv]].

Next Spanish hides, with the tails still preserving their twist and the angle of elevation they had when the oxen that wore them were careering over the pampas of the Spanish Main--a type of all obstinacy, and evincing how almost hopeless and incurable are all constitutional vices.

Now, madam, these triangles are equal; please note that the angle ABC...

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