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Angle Definition

(noun)

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the space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point where they meet


Examples

in any triangle, the longest side is opposite the largest angle

spring-loaded hinges open the doors to any angle up to 90°

(noun)

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a particular way of approaching or considering an issue or problem


Examples

discussing the problems from every conceivable angle

he always had a fresh angle on life

Synonyms

(noun)

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each of the four cardinal points of a chart, from which the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth houses extend anticlockwise respectively.

(noun)

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angle iron or a similar constructional material made of another metal


Examples

the supporting frame is usually of aluminium angle bolted together

(verb)

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direct or incline at an angle


Examples

he angled his chair so that he could watch her

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(verb)

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fish with a rod and line


Examples

there are no big fish left to angle for

(verb)

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seek something desired by indirectly prompting someone to offer it


Examples

Ralph had begun to angle for an invitation

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(noun)

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a fish hook


Examples

you will be pleased too, if you find a Trout at one of our Angles

(noun)

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a member of a Germanic people, originally inhabitants of what is now Schleswig-Holstein, who came to England in the 5th century AD. The Angles founded kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia and gave their name to England and the English.