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angle1

an·gle1

angle1

 
pronunciation:
aeng gl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
at an angle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the geometric figure made by two lines extending out from a single point.
Every triangle has three angles.
 
similar words:
bend, convergence, corner, focus, intersection
definition 2: the space between the lines of such a figure as measured in degrees, the number of which reflects the amount of turning that would be required to move one of the lines so that it meets and overlaps the other.
Each angle in a square measures 90 degrees.
definition 3: the degree to which a line or plane slants with respect to a horizontal or vertical plane.
The angle of their driveway is so steep that they cannot drive up safely in the winter.
synonyms:
pitch, slant, slope
definition 4: a corner that projects outward or inward.
synonyms:
elbow, jag, zigzag
similar words:
crook, spike
definition 5: the standpoint from which something is considered; point of view.
The Christmas tree looks beautiful from this angle.Why don't we look at the problem from another angle?Your proposal doesn't seem very advantageous from our angle.
synonyms:
perspective, point of view, position, viewpoint
similar words:
approach, aspect, bias, light, outlook, side, view
definition 6: in journalism, the particular way in which an article is slanted, as for a specific audience.
Make sure you give it a strong Hollywood angle.
synonyms:
slant
similar words:
bias, focus, perspective
definition 7: a side or aspect of something.
The editor likes a story with a lot of angles.
synonyms:
aspect, side
similar words:
element, facet, part
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: angled, angles, angling
definition 1: to move, bend, or adjust at an angle.
I need to angle that outside mirror so I can see better behind me.
synonyms:
slant
similar words:
bend, hook, incline, lean, manipulate, traverse, turn, zigzag
definition 2: to write in a manner that will appeal to a specific audience.
He angled his speech at the young voters.
synonyms:
pitch, slant
similar words:
target
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move at an angle.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
hook, sidle, zigzag
phrase: at an angle
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The word angle contains the following part:
ang Latin root that means bend