A member of a Germanic people, originally inhabitants of what is now Schleswig-Holstein, who came to England in the 5th century ad. The Angles founded kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia and gave their name to England and the English
The space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point where they meet
Fish with a rod and line
the wall is sloping at an angle of 33° to the vertical
she smiled, realizing he was angling for an invitation
= angle brace.
An angle of 45 degrees (rare).
Anything fixed across the angle between two components of a structure to impart rigidity or stability; especially a straight piece of timber fixed obliquely across a right angle.
A brick whose sides are shaped so as to enable an angle other than 90 degrees to be turned.
A fish hook.
An instrument for measuring angles, e.g. in determining the dip of geological strata or measuring altitudes; a clinometer.
To park (a vehicle) at an oblique angle to the kerb. Occasionally in extended use.
A supporting post positioned at a corner of a timber-framed structure (now chiefly historical); (also) a connecting post positioned at the angle where two sections of fencing meet.
Billiards and Pool (chiefly US). A shot which causes the cue ball to drive the object ball off at an angle.
A (narrow or constricted) point in a military position where serious loss of life has taken place.
A native or inhabitant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. In later use also: a native or inhabitant of the modern geographical area of East Anglia.
Characterized by or involving a large angle of elevation; specifically (of guns and gunfire) operating or occurring at a large upward angle of elevation.
The angle between a generator of a Mach cone and its axis, the cosecant of which equals the Mach number of the body generating the cone.
(In NMR spectroscopy) the angle (measured relative to the direction of the magnetic field) of an axis around which a solid sample can be spun such that interactions of its nuclei average to zero, namely 54° 44′, or tan−1√2.
A unit of convergence equal to the angle between the line of sight of either eye and the median line passing between them when they are focused on a point on that line one metre away.
Involving, using, or having more than one angle; performed or occurring at more than one angle.
Designating a type of glaucoma in which there is no obstruction to the drainage of aqueous humour through the angle of the anterior chamber.
The angle of inclination from the horizontal or vertical, or with respect to some reference plane; the angle relating or corresponding to the pitch (in various contexts).
The angle at a vertex of a solid body; specifically (a) the angle between two diametrically opposite edges or surfaces at the tip of a tool; (b) Dentistry the angle formed at the junction of three tooth surfaces or three cavity walls.
The angle through which a vessel or vehicle turns during a roll.
A strip of metal or wood fixed to a corner before it is plastered to reinforce and protect it
A constructional material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross section, able to be bolted together
A North American butterfly that is related to and resembles the comma
The angle formed by notional lines from the extremities of an object to the eye, or by lines from the eyes to a given point
A phase difference expressed as an angle, 360 degrees (2π radians) corresponding to one complete cycle
An angle of 90°, as in a corner of a square, or formed by dividing a circle into quarters
A three-dimensional analogue of an angle, such as that subtended by a cone or formed by planes meeting at a point. It is measured in steradians
(Of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle
Narrowing or blockage of the iridic angle; usually attributive, especially in angle-closure glaucoma, designating a type of glaucoma in which drainage of aqueous humour is impeded by this; also called narrow-angle glaucoma.
Of a vehicle: parked at an oblique angle to the kerb.
The action or practice of parking a vehicle at an oblique angle to the kerb. Also: this style of parking, especially as part of a regulated civic scheme. Occasionally in extended use.
The point or direction from which an object is photographed or filmed.
(In craniometry) any of various angles used to classify the shape or size of the face; especially (more fully facial angle of Camper) the angle between the facial line and a horizontal line drawn between the nostrils and the ear (as seen from the side).
Spanning or involving a narrow angle; especially designating or relating to a lens with a long focal length and a narrow angle of view.
A quantity in a non-Euclidean space or a space of more than three dimensions analogous to an angle in two- or three-dimensional Euclidean space.
Squash. The side wall opposite the server; a shot struck at this wall so that it rebounds directly to the front wall without touching the floor.
Either of a pair of marks in the form < > used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from their context
A device with a rotating abrasive disc, used to grind, polish, or cut metal and other materials
A European moth with wings patterned in muted green, red, and pink
The angle formed at the eye by rays from the extremities of an object viewed
An angle positioned side by side with another one; specifically each of the pair of angles formed on a straight line by another line which meets or intersects it.
= interior angle.
The largest angle of incidence (between the ray and the perpendicular to the surface) for which a ray will pass from a dense medium into a less dense one.
An angle giving the direction at which a point lies with respect to another point; (especially in Astronomy) the angle between the hour-circle passing through a celestial object and the great circle joining that object to another celestial object (also called angle of position).
(In toothed gearing) the angle between the tangent to a tooth at the pitch point and the radial line at that point (a small angle corresponding to a steep tooth profile); (equivalently, for involute teeth) the angle between the line of action and the tangent to the pitch circle at the pitch point.