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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


Synonymsslant


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.


Synonymsfish


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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