angle

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angles, angling, angled
1) N-COUNT An angle is the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces. Angles are measured in degrees.
See also right angle

The boat is now leaning at a 30 degree angle.

2) N-COUNT: usu the N of n An angle is the shape that is created where two lines or surfaces join together.

...the angle of the blade.

...brackets to adjust the steering wheel's angle.

3) N-COUNT An angle is the direction from which you look at something.

Thanks to the angle at which he stood, he could just see the sunset...

His face will be discreetly concealed by camera angles.

4) N-COUNT: supp N You can refer to a way of presenting something or thinking about it as a particular angle.

We had to do the scene over and over again, from different angles...

He was considering the idea from all angles.

5) VERB: usu cont If someone is angling for something, they are trying to get it without asking for it directly.

[V for n] It sounds as if he's just angling for sympathy.

6) V-ERG If you angle something or if it angles in a particular direction, it faces or points in that direction.

[V n] You can open the slats for a bright light or angle them for more shade...

[V adv/prep] The path angled downhill and northwards...

[V-ed] He drove down the long, steeply angled driveway.

7) See also angling
8) PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If something is at an angle, it is leaning in a particular direction so that it is not straight, horizontal, or vertical.

An iron bar stuck out at an angle...

The wall's at a slight angle.


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:
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