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1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line.
2. The figure made by two lines which meet. The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle.
3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment. "Though but an angle reached him of the stone." (Dryden)
Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. Outside angles, anglesformed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened. Inside angles, those which are within any right-lined figure. Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a rightline with a curved line. Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle. Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90 deg . Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by tworight lines. Right angle, one formed by a rightlinefalling on other perpendicularly, or an angle of 90 deg (measured by a quarter circle). Solid angle, the figureformed by the meeting of three or more planeanglesat one point. Spherical angle, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one other on the surface of a globe or sphere. Visual angle, the angleformed by two rays of easy, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye.
4. A name given to four of the twelveastrological houses.
Origin: F. Angle, L. Angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. Bent, crooked, angular, a bend or hollow, AS. Angel hook, fish-hook, G. Angel, and F. Anchor.