angle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"angle" in British English

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anglenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/

angle noun [C] (SPACE BETWEEN LINES)

C1 the ​space between two ​lines or ​surfaces at the ​point at which they ​touch each other, ​measured in ​degrees: The ​interior angles of a ​square are right angles or angles of 90 degrees. The ​boatsettled into the ​mud at a 35° angle/at an angle of 35°.at an angle C1 not ​horizontal or ​vertical, but ​sloping in one ​direction: The ​picture was ​hanging at an angle. He ​wore his ​hat at a jaunty angle. the ​corner of a ​building, ​table, or anything with ​straightsides
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angle noun [C] (POSITION)

C1 a ​position from which something is ​looked at: The ​tower is ​visible from every angle/all angles. I ​realized I was ​looking at it from the ​wrong angle.

angle noun [C] (WAY OF THINKING)

C1 a way of ​considering, ​judging, or ​dealing with something: Try ​looking at the ​problem from another angle/from my angle. The ​press was ​looking for a new/​fresh angle on the ​situation.

angleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/

angle verb [T] (SLOPE)

to ​aim, ​turn, or ​position something in a ​direction that is not ​horizontal or ​vertical: The ​stage had been ​steeply angled (= was ​sloping very ​noticeably).

angle verb [T] (DIRECT)

to ​directinformation at a ​particulargroup of ​people: The ​magazine is angled at the 20 to 35-year-old women's ​market.
angled
adjective uk   us   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩d/
His angled ​shot (= from the ​side, not from ​straight in ​front)beat the ​goalkeeper from 20 ​yards.
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(Definition of angle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"angle" in American English

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anglenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/

angle noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

geometry the ​spacemeasured in ​degrees between two ​lines or ​surfaces from the ​point where they ​meet: The angles of a ​square are 90 ​degrees.angle of depression The angle of ​depression is the angle ​formed when ​viewing something from below the ​horizontal.angle of elevation The angle of ​elevation is the angle ​formed when ​viewing something from above the ​horizontal.

angle noun [C] (VIEW)

a ​position from which something is ​seen, or a way of ​seeing something: The ​photographerkeptmoving around to ​find the ​best angle for the ​picture. Look at this from another angle.

angleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈæŋ·ɡəl/

angle verb [I/T] (VIEW)

to ​turn, or to move something so that it is not in a ​straightline or in the ​center: [I] The ​path angles to the ​left. [T] We angled the ​light to take the ​picture.
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(Definition of angle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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