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English noun: angle

1. angle (shape) the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians

Broader (hypernym)space

Narrower (hyponym)angle of dip, angle of extinction, angle of incidence, angle of inclination, angle of reflection, angle of refraction, angle of view, angular distance, axil, AZ, azimuth, complementary angles, crotch, cutting angle, dip, dogleg, exterior angle, external angle, extinction angle, face angle, fork, helix angle, incidence angle, inclination, inclination, inclination, inclination of an orbit, interior angle, internal angle, lead, magnetic declination, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, magnetic variation, oblique angle, perigon, plane angle, polyhedral angle, reflex angle, right angle, round angle, salient angle, solid angle, spherical angle, tilt angle, variation, vertical angle, view angle, wave angle

2. angle (cognition) a biased way of looking at or presenting something


Broader (hypernym)point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

3. Angle (person) a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons

Broader (hypernym)European

English verb: angle

1. angle (motion) move or proceed at an angle

SamplesHe angled his way into the room.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. angle (motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position

SamplesShe leaned over the banister.

Synonymslean, slant, tilt, tip

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

Narrower (hyponym)heel, incline, lean back, list, pitch, recline, slope, weather

3. angle (contact) seek indirectly

SamplesFish for compliments.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

4. angle (competition) fish with a hook

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and angle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fish

Narrower (hyponym)fly-fish, flyfish, troll

5. angle (cognition) present with a bias

SamplesHe biased his presentation so as to please the share holders.

Synonymsslant, weight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bias, predetermine

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