/ ˈæŋgl; NAmE / noun , verb
the space between two lines or surfaces that join, measured in degrees :
a 45° angle
—see also acute angle , adjacent angle , corresponding angles , obtuse angle , right angle , wide-angle lens
the direction that sth is leaning or pointing in when it is not in a vertical or horizontal line :
The tower of Pisa leans at an angle .
The plane was coming in at a steep angle.
His hair was sticking up at all angles.
a position from which you look at sth :
The photo was taken from an unusual angle.
a particular way of presenting or thinking about a situation, problem, etc. :
We need a new angle for our next advertising campaign.
You can look at the issue from many different angles.
The article concentrates on the human angle (= the part that concerns people's emotions) of the story.
[ vn ] to move or place sth so that it is not straight or not directly facing sb/sth :
He angled his chair so that he could sit and watch her.
[ vn ] to present information, a report, etc. based on a particular way of thinking or for a particular audience :
The programme is angled towards younger viewers.
(usually go angling ) [ v ] to catch fish with a line and a hook
- angle for sth
noun and verb senses 1 to 2 late Middle English : from Old French , from Latin angulus corner.
verb sense 3 Old English angul (noun); the verb dates from late Middle English .