Meaning of ANGLE in English


Pronunciation: ' a ŋ -g ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin angulus

Date: 14th century

1 : a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space <they sheltered in an angle of the building>

2 a : the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point also : DIHEDRAL ANGLE b : a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another

3 a : the precise viewpoint from which something is observed or considered <a camera angle > <consider the question from all angle s > also : the aspect seen from such an angle <discuss all angle s of the question> b (1) : a special approach, point of attack, or technique for accomplishing an objective <try a new angle > (2) : an often improper or illicit method of obtaining advantage <a salesman always looking for an angle >

4 : a sharply divergent course <the road went off at an angle >

5 : a position to the side of an opponent in football from which a player may block his opponent more effectively or without penalty ― usually used in the phrases get an angle or have an angle

– an · gled \ -g ə ld \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.