- having an angle or angles.
- noting an interrupted partition line having the two parts offset and a line at right angles connecting them.
- (of an ordinary) having an edge or edges so formed.
Origin of angled
- the space within two lines or three or more planes diverging from a common point, or within two planes diverging from a common line.
- the figure so formed.
- the amount of rotation needed to bring one line or plane into coincidence with another, generally measured in radians or in degrees, minutes, and seconds, as in 12° 10prime; 30″, which is read as 12 degrees, 10 minutes, and 30 seconds.
- an angular projection; a projecting corner: the angles of a building.
- a viewpoint; standpoint: He looked at the problem only from his own angle.
- slant(def 11).
- the point of view from which copy is written, especially when the copy is intended to interest a particular audience: The financial editor added a supplementary article from the investor's angle.
- one aspect of an event, problem, subject, etc.: The accountant emphasized the tax angle of the leasing arrangement.
- Movies, Photography. angle shot.
- Informal. a secret motive: She's been too friendly lately—what's her angle?
- Astrology. any of the four interceptions of the equatorial circle by the two basic axes, the horizon and the meridian: commonly identified by the compass directions.
- angle iron(def 2).
- to move or bend in an angle.
- to set, fix, direct, or adjust at an angle: to angle a spotlight.
- Journalism. to write or edit in such a way as to appeal to a particular audience; slant: She angled her column toward teenagers.
- to turn sharply in a different direction: The road angles to the right.
- to move or go in angles or at an angle: The trout angled downstream.
- play the angles, Slang. to use every available means to reach one's goal: A second-rate talent can survive only by playing all the angles.
Origin of angle1
- to fish with hook and line.
- to attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish: to angle for a compliment.
- Archaic. a fishhook or fishing tackle.
Origin of angle2
Related Words for angledcast, connive, conspire, contrive, hint, hunt, invite, maneuver, plan, plot, scheme, seek, solicit, strive
Examples from the Web for angled
Contemporary Examples of angled
Nobody else thought that his patch, on a 60-degree angled slope, was viable as a vineyard.Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards
August 31, 2014
The screen was angled in such a way that the audience could watch Tupac performing but could not see the screen itself.Michael Jackson's Crazy Billboard Awards Performance and More Hologram Wins and Fails (VIDEO)
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2014
He had a work table that was angled up, and I saw a Sunday panel in progress.The Day I Met Charles Schulz
Daniel J. Levitin
February 12, 2013
And although the Taser was on his left hip, it was angled so he could reach it with his right hand.Oakland's Rodney King Moment
July 10, 2010
Historical Examples of angled
But though they hunted the deer, they could not catch them; though they angled for the fish, they could not catch them.Aino Folk-Tales
Basil Hall Chamberlain
A screw which is designed to hold or adjust two angled pieces.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
I had angled for a new outburst of fury, my catch was not what I looked for.Simon Dale
The Itchen (where, no doubt, he angled with worm) must have been his constant haunt.
We angled down, picking a spot just within the lighted area.Out Around Rigel
Robert H. Wilson
- the space between two straight lines that diverge from a common point or between two planes that extend from a common line
- the shape formed by two such lines or planes
- the extent to which one such line or plane diverges from another, measured in degrees or radians
- an angular projection or recess; corner
- standpoint; point of viewlook at the question from another angle; the angle of a newspaper article
- informal a selfish or devious motive or purpose
- See angle iron
- to move in or bend into angles or an angle
- (tr) to produce (an article, statement, etc) with a particular point of view
- (tr) to present, direct, or place at an angle
- (intr) to turn or bend in a different directionthe path angled sharply to the left
Word Origin for angle
- to fish with a hook and line
- (often foll by for) to attempt to gethe angled for a compliment
- obsolete any piece of fishing tackle, esp a hook
Word Origin for angle
- a member of a West Germanic people from N Germany who invaded and settled large parts of E and N England in the 5th and 6th centuries a.d
Word Origin for Angle
Word Origin and History for angled
"to fish with a hook," mid-15c., from Old English angel (n.) "angle, hook, fishhook," related to anga "hook," from PIE *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). Cf. Old English angul, Old Norse öngull, Old High German angul, German Angel "fishhook." Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s.
It is but a sory lyfe and an yuell to stand anglynge all day to catche a fewe fisshes. [John Palsgrave, 1530]
Related: Angled; angling.
"space between intersecting lines," late 14c., from Old French angle "angle, corner," and directly from Latin angulus "an angle, corner," a diminutive form from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (cf. Greek ankylos "bent, crooked," Latin ang(u)ere "to compress in a bend, fold, strangle;" Old Church Slavonic aglu "corner;" Lithuanian anka "loop;" Sanskrit ankah "hook, bent," angam "limb;" Old English ancleo "ankle;" Old High German ango "hook"). Angle bracket is 1875 in carpentry; 1956 in typography.
member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from Latin Angli "the Angles," literally "people of Angul" (Old Norse Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so-called for its hook-like shape (see angle (n.)). People from the tribe there founded the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbia, and East Anglia in 5c. Britain. Their name, rather than that of the Saxons or Jutes, may have become the common one for the whole group of Germanic tribes because their dialect was the first committed to writing.
"to move at an angle, to move diagonally or obliquely," 1741, from angle (n.). Related: Angled; angling.
- The figure or space formed by the junction of two lines or planes.
- 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.