Meaning of ANGLE in English

/ ˈæŋgl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun


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.

■ verb


[ 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 .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.