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Meaning of “angle” in the English Dictionary

"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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angleverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈæŋ.ɡl̩/
  • 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/
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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