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Definition 1: a biased way of looking at or presenting something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for angle in the sense of this definition

(angle is a kind of ...) a mental position from which things are viewed

"we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians" "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Definition 2: a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons - [noun denoting person]

(angle is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Europe

Definition 3: the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians - [noun denoting shape]

(angle is a kind of ...) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

"the architect left space in front of the building" "they stopped at an open space in the jungle" "the space between his teeth"

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk

(... is a kind of angle ) the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle greater than 180 degrees (but less than 360)

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle of 360 degrees

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work

(... is a kind of angle ) (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north

(... is a kind of angle ) the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian

(... is a kind of angle ) the space enclosed by three or more planes that intersect in a vertex

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle a rocket makes with the vertical as it curves along its trajectory

(... is a kind of angle ) either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle included by a photographic lens

(... is a kind of angle ) angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light

(... is a kind of angle ) the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

(... is a kind of angle ) the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone

(... is a kind of angle ) two angles whose sum is a right angle

(... is a kind of angle ) the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer

"he recorded angular distances between the stars"

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle formed by two straight lines (in the same plane)

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex)

(... is a kind of angle ) (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

(... is a kind of angle ) (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees

(... is a kind of angle ) an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon

(... is a kind of angle ) the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction

(... is a kind of angle ) the angle of arrival (or departure) of a radio wave with respect to the axis of an antenna array

Definition 4: present with a bias - [verb of cognition]

Samples where angle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Synonyms for angle in the sense of this definition

(angle is a kind of ...) cause to be biased

Definition 5: fish with a hook - [verb of competition]

(angle is a kind of ...) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"I like to go fishing on weekends"

(... is a kind of angle ) fish with flies as lures

(... is a kind of angle ) angle with a hook and line drawn through the water

Definition 6: seek indirectly - [verb of contact]

Samples where angle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fish for compliments

Synonyms for angle in the sense of this definition

(angle is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 7: to incline or bend from a vertical position - [verb of motion]

Samples where angle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She leaned over the banister

Synonyms for angle in the sense of this definition

(angle is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of angle ) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

(... is a kind of angle ) cause to slope

(... is a kind of angle ) tilt to one side

"The balloon heeled over" "the wind made the vessel heel" "The ship listed to starboard"

(... is a kind of angle ) move the upper body backwards and down

Definition 8: move or proceed at an angle - [verb of motion]

Samples where angle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he angled his way into the room

(angle is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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