Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin angulus
Date: 14th century
1. a corner whether constituting a projecting part or a partially enclosed space <they sheltered in an angle of the building> 2. a. the figure formed by two lines extending from the same point; also dihedral angle b. a measure of an angle or of the amount of turning necessary to bring one line or plane into coincidence with or parallel to another 3. a. the precise viewpoint from which something is observed or considered <a camera angle> <consider the question from all angles>; also the aspect seen from such an angle <discuss all angles of the question> b. (1) a special approach, point of attack, or technique for accomplishing an objective <try a new angle> (2) an often improper or illicit method of obtaining advantage <a salesman always looking for an angle> 4. a sharply divergent course <the road went off at an angle> 5. a position to the side of an opponent in football from which a player may block his opponent more effectively or without penalty — usually used in the phrases get an angle or have an angle • angled adjective II. verb (angled; angling) Date: 1621 intransitive verb to turn or proceed at an angle transitive verb 1. to turn, move, or direct at an angle 2. to present (as a news story) from a particular or prejudiced point of view ; slant III. intransitive verb (angled; angling) Etymology: Middle English angelen, from angel fishhook, from Old English, from anga hook; akin to Old High German ango hook, Latin uncus, Greek onkos barbed hook, ankos glen Date: 15th century 1. to fish with a hook 2. to use artful means to attain an objective <angled for an invitation>
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.