- An angle is defined as a figure that is formed from two lines that meet at a common place.
The sides of a triangle are examples of lines that form an angle.
angle definition by Webster's New World
- the shape made by two straight lines meeting at a common point, the vertex, or by two planes meeting along an edge
- solid angle
- the space between, or within, such lines or planes
- the measure of this space, expressed in degrees, radians, or steradians
- a sharp or projecting corner
- an aspect, as of something viewed or considered; point of view: to examine a problem from all angles
- a motive
- a tricky method for achieving a purpose
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin angulus, a corner, angle ; from Classical Greek ankylos, bent, crooked: see ankle
Origin: Classical Latin Angli ; from Proto-Germanic source of Old English Angle, Ængle, the Angles ; from Angel, Angul, district in Holstein, literally , hook (see angle): so named from its shape
angle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb an·gled, an·gling, an·gles
- To fish with a hook and line.
- To try to get something by indirect or artful means: angle for a promotion.
Origin: Middle English anglen, from angel, fishhook, from Old English.
- Mathematics a. The figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point.b. The figure formed by two planes diverging from a common line.c. The rotation required to superimpose either of two such lines or planes on the other.d. The space between such lines or surfaces.e. A solid angle.
- A sharp or projecting corner, as of a building.
- a. The place, position, or direction from which an object is presented to view: a building that looks impressive from any angle.b. An aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view. See Synonyms at phase.
- Slang A devious method; a scheme.
- To move or turn (something) at an angle: angled the chair toward the window.
- Sports To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle.
- Informal To impart a biased aspect or point of view to: angled the story in a way that criticized the candidate.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin angulus.
Origin: From Latin Anglī, the Angles, of Germanic origin.
angle - Medical Definition
angle - Science Definition
- A geometric figure formed by two lines that begin at a common point or by two planes that begin at a common line.
- The space between such lines or planes, measured in degrees. See also acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle.
top left to right: acute, right, and obtuse angles; two pairs of alternating angles (the exterior alternating pair is light gray, the interior alternating pair is dark gray);
bottom left to right: complementary angles, supplementary angles, and adjacent angles