Meaning of ANGLE in English

I. ˈaŋ-gəl 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


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


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


(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 -gəld adjective

II. verb

( an·gled ; an·gling -g(ə-)liŋ)

Date: 1621

intransitive verb

: to turn or proceed at an angle

transitive verb

1. : to turn, move, or direct at an angle

2. : to present (as a news story) from a particular or prejudiced point of view : slant

III. intransitive verb

( an·gled ; an·gling -g(ə-)liŋ)

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.