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angle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'angle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Angle [ n.]
- The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.
- The figure made by. two lines which meet.
- The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle.
- A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
- A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."
- A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.
2 . Angle [ v. i.]
- To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.
- To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.
3 . Angle [ v. t.]
- To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.

Meaning of 'angle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . angle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- seek indirectly
Example in sentence:
  • fish for compliments
Meaning (2):
- move or proceed at an angle
Example in sentence:
  • he angled his way into the room
Meaning (3):
- present with a bias
Example in sentence:
  • He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders
Meaning (4):
- to incline or bend from a vertical position
Example in sentence:
  • She leaned over the banister