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## angle

a geometric figure; an angular projection; a projecting corner: the angles of a building; a viewpoint; standpoint: He looked at the situation from every angle.

**Not to be confused with:**

angel – a heavenly creature: Your mother is such an angel.

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## An·gle

(ăng′gəl)*n.*

A member of a Germanic people that migrated to England from southern Jutland in the 5th century ad, founded the kingdoms of Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia, and together with the Jutes and Saxons formed the Anglo-Saxon peoples.

[From Latin Anglī,

*the Angles*,*of Germanic origin*.]## an·gle^{ 1}

(ăng′gəl)*intr.v.*

**an·gled**,

**an·gling**,

**an·gles**

**1.**To fish with a hook and line.

**2.**To try to get something by indirect or artful means: angle for a promotion.

*n.*

*Obsolete*

A fishhook or fishing tackle.

[Middle English anglen, from angel,

*fishhook*, from Old English.]## an·gle^{ 2}

(ăng′gəl)*n.*

**1.**

*Mathematics*

**a.**The figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point.

**b.**The figure formed by two planes diverging from a common line.

**c.**The rotation required to superimpose either of two such lines or planes on the other.

**d.**The space between such lines or surfaces.

**e.**A solid angle.

**2.**A sharp or projecting corner, as of a building.

**3.**

**a.**The place, position, or direction from which an object is presented to view: a building that looks impressive from any angle.

**b.**An aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view.

**4.**

*Slang*A devious method; a scheme.

*v.*

**an·gled**,

**an·gling**,

**an·gles**

*v.*

*tr.*

**1.**To move or turn (something) at an angle: angled the chair toward the window.

**2.**

*Sports*To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle.

**3.**

*Informal*To impart a biased aspect or point of view to: angled the story in a way that criticized the candidate.

*v.*

*intr.*

To continue along or turn at an angle or by angles: The road angles sharply to the left. The path angled through the woods.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin angulus.]

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## angle

(ˈæŋɡəl)*n*

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

**2.**(Mathematics) the shape formed by two such lines or planes

**3.**(Mathematics) 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.**(Building) See angle iron

*vb*

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

**9.**(

*tr*) to produce (an article, statement, etc) with a particular point of view

**10.**(

*tr*) to present, direct, or place at an angle

**11.**(

*intr*) to turn or bend in a different direction: the path angled sharply to the left.

[C14: from French, from Old Latin

*angulus*corner]## angle

(ˈæŋɡəl)*vb*(

*intr*)

**1.**(Angling) to fish with a hook and line

**2.**(

*often foll by for*) to attempt to get: he angled for a compliment.

*n*

(Angling)

*obsolete*any piece of fishing tackle, esp a hook[Old English

*angul*fish-hook; related to Old High German*ango,*Latin*uncus,*Greek*onkos*]## Angle

(ˈæŋɡəl)*n*

(Peoples) 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 ad

[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, angle^{2}, referring to its shape]Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

## an•gle^{1}

(ˈæŋ gəl) *n.,*

*v.*

**-gled, -gling.**

*n.*

**1.**

**a.**the space within two lines or three or more planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line.

**b.**the figure so formed.

**c.**the amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another, generally measured in radians or degrees.

**2.**an angular projection; a projecting corner.

**3.**a viewpoint; standpoint.

**4.**the point of view from which journalistic copy is written; slant.

**5.**one aspect of an event, problem, subject, etc.

**6.**

*Informal.*a secret motive.

**7.**any of the four interceptions of the equatorial circle by the horizon and the meridian.

*v.t.*

**9.**to move or bend in an angle.

**10.**to set, direct, or adjust at an angle: to angle a spotlight.

**11.**to slant (a piece of reporting) toward a particular point of view.

*v.i.*

**12.**to turn sharply in a different direction: The road angles to the right.

**13.**to move or go in angles or at an angle.

[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin

*angulus*]## an•gle^{2}

(ˈæŋ gəl) *v.i.*

**-gled, -gling.**

**1.**to fish with hook and line.

**2.**to attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish.

[before 900; Middle English

*angelen,*v. derivative of*angel, angul*fishhook, Old English*angel, angul*]## An•gle

(ˈæŋ gəl)*n.*

a member of a West Germanic people who migrated from continental Europe to Britain in the 5th century a.d. and founded the kingdoms of East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria.

[< Old English

*Angle*pl. (variant of*Engle*) tribal name of disputed orig.]Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

## an·gle

(ăng′gəl)**1.**A geometric figure formed by two lines that begin at a common point or by two planes that begin at a common line.

**2.**The space between such lines or planes, measured in degrees. See also acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle.

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## angle

**Past participle:**angled

**Gerund:**angling

Imperative |
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angle |

angle |

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Noun | 1. | angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radiansfork - the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk axil - the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk helix angle - the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone complementary angles - two angles whose sum is a right angle angular distance - the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer; "he recorded angular distances between the stars" plane angle - an angle formed by two straight lines (in the same plane) spherical angle - an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles solid angle - an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex) angle of inclination, inclination - (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis) inclination of an orbit, inclination - (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees salient angle - an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees interior angle, internal angle - the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon exterior angle, external angle - the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon angle of incidence, incidence angle - the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence angle of reflection - the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence angle of refraction - the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction angle of extinction, extinction angle - the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light dogleg - angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog right angle - the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines oblique angle - an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle reflex angle - an angle greater than 180 degrees (but less than 360) perigon, round angle - an angle of 360 degrees cutting angle - the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, dip, inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon lead - the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) magnetic declination, magnetic variation, variation - the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north AZ, azimuth - the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth" polyhedral angle - the space enclosed by three or more planes that intersect in a vertex face angle - the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle tilt angle - the angle a rocket makes with the vertical as it curves along its trajectory vertical angle - either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines angle of view, view angle - the angle included by a photographic lens wave angle - the angle of arrival (or departure) of a radio wave with respect to the axis of an antenna array |

2. | angle - a biased way of looking at or presenting somethingpoint of view, standpoint, viewpoint, stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events" | |

3. | Angle - a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-SaxonsEuropean - a native or inhabitant of Europe | |

Verb | 1. | angle - move or proceed at an angle; "he angled his way into the room"go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast" |

2. | angle - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"weather - cause to slope | |

3. | angle - seek indirectly; "fish for compliments" | |

4. | angle - fish with a hook fish - catch or try to catch fish or shellfish; "I like to go fishing on weekends" troll - angle with a hook and line drawn through the water | |

5. | angle - present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"bias, predetermine - cause to be biased |

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## angle

*noun*

**2.**intersection, point, edge, corner, knee, bend, elbow, crook, crotch, nook, cusp brackets to adjust the steering wheel's angle

**3.**point of view, position, approach, direction, aspect, perspective, outlook, viewpoint, slant, standpoint, take

*(informal)*, side He was considering the idea from all angles.

**angle for something**seek, scheme, look for, hunt, invite, be after

*(informal)*, try for, aim for, contrive, fish for, solicit, set your sights on,

**cast about**It sounds as if he's just angling for sympathy.

*or*around forCollins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

## angle^{ 1}

*verb*

## angle^{ 2}

*noun*

**1.**The particular angle from which something is considered:

**2.**The position from which something is observed or considered:

*verb*

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Translations

**úhel**

**chytat**

**hledisko**

**kout**

**roh**

**vinkel**

**synsvinkel**

**hjørne**

**synspunkt**

**angle**

**angulo**

**kulma**

**näkökulma**

**onkia**

**perspektiivi**

**kantti**

**זווית ראיה**

**kut**

**horgászik**

**szög**

**horn**

**sjónarhorn**

**veiîa á stöng**

**立場**

**見地**

**角**

**각**

**leņķis**

**makšķerēt**

**stūris**

**viedoklis**

**colt**

**uhol**

**chytať na udicu**

**kot**

**kut**

**ugao**

**vinkel**

**meta**

**synvinkel**

**มุม**

**góc**

**gốc**

## Angle

[ˈæŋgl]*N*→ anglo/a

*m/f*

## angle

^{1}[æŋgl]

**A.**

*N*

**1.**(

*Math, Geom, etc*) → ángulo

*m*

**→ con un ángulo de 80 grados**

__at__an angle of 80 degrees,__at__an 80 degree anglean iron bar stuck out at an angle → una barra de hierro sobresalía formando un ángulo

he wore his hat at an angle → llevaba el sombrero ladeado, llevaba el sombrero hacía un lado

hold the knife at an angle → coge el cuchillo inclinado

cut the bread at an angle → corte el pan en diagonal

to be at an angle

__to__sth → formar ángulo con algo

**to look at a building**→ contemplar un edificio desde otro ángulo

__from__a different anglephotographed from a low angle → fotografiado desde un ángulo inferior

**a**(

__high-__/__low-__angle shot*Phot*) → una toma desde un ángulo superior/inferior

**angle**(

__of__approach*Aer*) → ángulo

*m*de aterrizaje

angle of climb (

*Aer*) → ángulo

*m*de subida

*see also*

**right**

**E**

**2.**(

*fig*)

**2.1.**(=

*point of view*) → punto

*m*de vista

what's your angle on this? → ¿cuál es tu punto de vista al respecto? → ¿tú qué opinas de esto?

from the parents' angle → desde el punto de vista

*or*la perspectiva de los padres

**2.2.**(=

*aspect*) → componente

*m*

the director decided to play down the love angle → el director decidió restar importancia al componente amoroso

**2.3.**(=

*focus*) → perspectiva

*f*, ángulo

*m*

**to look at sth**→ enfocar algo desde otra perspectiva

__from__a different angle*or*desde otro ángulo

to look at a problem from all angles → estudiar un problema desde todas las perspectivas, estudiar un problema desde todos los ángulos

*or*puntos de vista

**this article gives a**→ este artículo da un nuevo enfoque a la cuestión

__new__angle on the question**B.**

*VT*

**C.**

*VI*(=

*turn*) → desviarse, torcerse

the path angled sharply to the left → el camino se desviaba

*or*torcía de pronto hacia la izquierda

**D.**

*CPD*

**angle bracket**

*N*(=

*support*) → escuadra

*f*(

*Typ*) → corchete

*m*agudo

**angle iron**

*N*(

*Constr*) → hierro

*m*angular

## angle

^{2}[æŋgl]

*VI*

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## angle

[ˈæŋg^{ə}l]

*n*

*(MATHEMATICS)*→ angle

*m*

an angle of sixty degrees, a sixty-degree angle → un angle de soixante degrés

(=

From this angle he could see the garden → Depuis cet angle, il voyait le jardin.

*direction*) → angle*m*From this angle he could see the garden → Depuis cet angle, il voyait le jardin.

(=

from their angle → de leur point de vue

to consider sth from a different angle → considérer qch sous un angle différent

*approach, point of view*) → angle*m*from their angle → de leur point de vue

to consider sth from a different angle → considérer qch sous un angle différent

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## angle

:**angle grinder**

*n*→ Winkelschleifer

*m*, → Schleifhexe

*f (inf)*

**angle iron**

*n*→ Winkeleisen

*nt*

**Anglepoise (lamp)®**

## angle

^{1}

*n*

→ Winkel

*m*; at an**angle**of 40° → in einem Winkel von 40°; at an**angle**→ schräg; at an**angle**to the street → schräg*or*im Winkel zur Straße; he was wearing his hat at an**angle**→ er hatte seinen Hut schief aufgesetzt;**angle**of climb (Aviat) → Steigwinkel*m*;**angle**of elevation (Math) → Höhenwinkel*m*;**angle**of incidence (Opt) → Einfallswinkel*m*;**angle**parking → Schrägparken*nt*(= position) → Winkel

*m*; if you take the photograph from this**angle**→ wenn du die Aufnahme aus*or*von diesem (Blick)winkel machst(= point of view) → Standpunkt

*m*, → Position*f*; a journalist usually has an**angle**on a story → ein Journalist schreibt seine Berichte gewöhnlich von einer gewissen Warte aus; an inside**angle**on the story → die Geschichte vom Standpunkt eines Insiders*or*eines Direktbeteiligten*or*eines direkt Beteiligten; what’s your**angle**? (= what are you getting at?) → worauf wollen Sie hinaus?*vt lamp etc*→ (aus)richten, einstellen; (Sport)

*shot*→ im Winkel schießen/schlagen;

*(fig) information, report*→ färben; the question was

**angle**d at getting one particular answer → es war eine Suggestivfrage

## angle

^{2}

*vi*(esp Brit Fishing) → angeln

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## angle

^{1}[ˈæŋgl]

*n*

**a.**(

*Geom*) → angolo

right angle → angolo retto

at right angles to → ad angolo retto con, perpendicolare a

at an angle of 80° → a un angolo di 80°

at an angle → di sbieco

to cut sth at an angle → tagliare qc di traverso

**b.**(

*fig*) (

*point of view*) → punto di vista

from their angle → dal loro punto di vista

to look at sth from a different angle (

*fig*) → considerare qc da un altro punto di vista

*or*sotto un altro aspetto

## angle

^{2}[ˈæŋgl]

*vi*(

*fish*) → pescare (con l'amo)

to angle for (

*fig*) → cercare di avere

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## angle^{1}

(ˈӕŋgl) *noun*

**1.**the (amount of) space between two straight lines or surfaces that meet. an angle of 90.

**2.**a point of view. from a journalist's angle.

**3.**a corner.

**angular**(ˈӕŋgjulə)

*adjective*

**1.**having (sharp) angles. an angular building.

**2.**(of a person) thin and bony. She is tall and angular.

**angularity**(-ˈlӕ-)

*noun*

## angle^{2}

(ˈӕŋgl) *verb*

to use a rod and line to try to catch fish. angling for trout.

**ˈangler**

*noun*

a person who fishes with a rod and line.

**ˈangling**

*noun*

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## angle

→ زَاوِيَة úhel vinkel Winkel γωνία ángulo kulma angle kut angolo 角 각 hoek vinkel kąt ângulo угол vinkel มุม açı góc 角度Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

## an·gle

*n.*ángulo, abertura formada por dos líneas que salen separadamente de un mismo punto.

English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## angle

*n*ángulo

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