Meaning of ANGLE in English



Function: intransitive verb

Inflected Form: an · gled ; an · gling \ -g( ə -)li ŋ \

Etymology: Middle English angelen, from angel fishhook, from Old English, from anga hook; akin to Old High German ango hook, Latin uncus, Greek onkos barbed hook, ankos glen

Date: 15th century

1 : to fish with a hook

2 : to use artful means to attain an objective < angled for an invitation>

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