angling

[ ang-gling ]
/ ˈæŋ glɪŋ /

noun

the act or art of fishing with a hook and line, usually attached to a rod.

Origin of angling

First recorded in 1490–1500; angle2 + -ing1

Related forms

non·an·gling, adjective

Definition for angling (2 of 3)

angle

1
[ ang-guh l ]
/ ˈæŋ gəl /

noun


verb (used with object), an·gled, an·gling.

verb (used without object), an·gled, an·gling.

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.

Origin of angle

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin angulus, of unclear orig.

Can be confused

angel angle

Definition for angling (3 of 3)

angle

2
[ ang-guh l ]
/ ˈæŋ gəl /

verb (used without object), an·gled, an·gling.

to fish with hook and line.
to attempt to get something by sly or artful means; fish: to angle for a compliment.

noun

Archaic. a fishhook or fishing tackle.

Origin of angle

2
before 900; Middle English v. angelen, noun angel, angul, Old English angel, angul; cognate with Frisian, Dutch angel, Old Saxon, Old High German angul (> German Angel), Old Norse ǫngull; Greek ankýlos bent, Sanskrit ankuśá- hook; akin to Old English anga, Old High German ango, Latin uncus, Greek ónkos hook; relation, if any, to Latin angulus angle1 not clear
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British Dictionary definitions for angling (1 of 4)

angling

/ (ˈæŋɡlɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the art or sport of catching fish with a rod and line and a baited hook or other lure, such as a fly; fishing
  2. (as modifier)an angling contest

British Dictionary definitions for angling (2 of 4)

angle

1
/ (ˈæŋɡəl) /

noun


verb

Word Origin for angle

C14: from French, from Old Latin angulus corner

British Dictionary definitions for angling (3 of 4)

angle

2
/ (ˈæŋɡəl) /

verb (intr)

to fish with a hook and line
(often foll by for) to attempt to gethe angled for a compliment

noun

obsolete any piece of fishing tackle, esp a hook

Word Origin for angle

Old English angul fish-hook; related to Old High German ango, Latin uncus, Greek onkos

British Dictionary definitions for angling (4 of 4)

Angle

/ (ˈæŋɡəl) /

noun

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

from Latin Anglus, from Germanic (compare English), an inhabitant of Angul, a district in Schleswig (now Angeln), a name identical with Old English angul hook, angle ², referring to its shape
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Medicine definitions for angling

angle

[ ănggəl ]

n.

The figure or space formed by the junction of two lines or planes.

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Science definitions for angling

angle

[ ănggəl ]

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.

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