Definition of Angle

An´gle   Pronunciation: ăņ´g'l
n.1.The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.
Into the utmost angle of the world.
- Spenser.
To search the tenderest angles of the heart.
- Milton.
2.(Geom.) The figure made by. two lines which meet.
3.A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
Though but an angle reached him of the stone.
- Dryden.
4.(Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."
5.A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.
Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.
- Shak.
A fisher next his trembling angle bears.
- Pope.
Acute angle
one less than a right angle, or less than 90°.
such as have one leg common to both angles.
Alternate angles
See Alternate.
Angle bar
a - (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet.
b - (Mach.) Same as Angle iron.
- Knight.
Angle bead
(Arch.) a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall.
Angle brace
(Carp.) a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together.
Angle iron
(Mach.) a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted.
- Knight.
Angle leaf
(Arch.) a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle.
Angle meter
an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata.
Angle shaft
(Arch.) an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both.
Curvilineal angle
one formed by two curved lines.
External angles
angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened.
Facial angle
See under Facial.
Internal angles
those which are within any right-lined figure.
Mixtilineal angle
one formed by a right line with a curved line.
Oblique angle
one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle.
Obtuse angle
one greater than a right angle, or more than 90°.
Optic angle
See under Optic.
one formed by two right lines.
Right angle
one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90° (measured by a quarter circle).
Solid angle
the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point.
Spherical angle
one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere.
Visual angle
the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye.
For Angles of commutation
see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection, Refraction, etc.
v. i.1.To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.
[imp. & p. p. Angled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Angling ( ).]
2.To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.
The hearts of all that he did angle for.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.

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Angle bar
Angle bead
Angle brace
Angle iron
Angle leaf
Angle meter
Angle of commutation
Angle of curvature
Angle of declination
Angle of depression
Angle of draught
Angle of elevation
Angle of entry
Angle of friction
Angle of incidence
Angle of ordination
Angle of position
Angle of reflection
Angle of refraction
Angle of repose
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