an•gle1(ang′gəl),USA pronunciationn., v.,-gled, -gling. n.
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.
Mathematicsthe 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; 30ʺ, which is read as 12 degrees, 10 minutes, and 30 seconds.
an angular projection; a projecting corner:the angles of a building.
a viewpoint; standpoint:He looked at the problem only from his own angle.
slant (def. 11).
the point of view from which copy is written, esp. when the copy is intended to interest a particular audience:The financial editor added a supplementary article from the investor's angle.
one aspect of an event, problem, subject, etc.:The accountant emphasized the tax angle of the leasing arrangement.
to attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish:to angle for a compliment.
[Archaic.]a fishhook or fishing tackle.
bef. 900; Middle English verb, verbal angelen, noun, nominal angel, angul, Old English angel, angul; cognate with Frisian, Dutch angel, Old Saxon, Old High German angul ( German Angel), Old Norse ǫngull; Greek ankýlos bent, Sanskrit ankuśá- hook; akin to Old English anga, Old High German ango, Latin uncus, Greek ónkos hook; relation, if any, to Latin angulusangle1 not clear
Ancient History, Language Varieties, World Historya 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.
Old English Angle plural (variant of Engle) tribal name of disputed origin, originally; perh. akin to angle2 if meaning was fisher folk, coastal dwellers
(transitive) to produce (an article, statement, etc) with a particular point of view
(transitive) to present, direct, or place at an angle
(intransitive) to turn or bend in a different direction
Etymology: 14th Century: from French, from Old Latin angulus corner
to fish with a hook and line
(often followed by for) to attempt to get: he angled for a compliment
obsoleteany piece of fishing tackle, esp a hook
Etymology: Old English angul fish-hook; related to Old High German ango, Latin uncus, Greek onkos
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
Etymology: from 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 shape