bevel
I. adjective Date: circa 1600 oblique, beveled <
a bevel edge
>
II. noun Etymology: Middle French *bevel, from Old French *baivel, from baïf with open mouth, from baer to yawn — more at abeyance Date: 1610 1. an instrument consisting of two rules or arms jointed together and opening to any angle for drawing angles or adjusting surfaces to be cut at an angle 2. a. the angle that one surface or line makes with another when they are not at right angles b. the slant of such a surface or line 3. the part of printing type extending from face to shoulder III. verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or bevelling) Date: 1677 transitive verb to cut or shape to a bevel intransitive verb incline, slant

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  • Bevel — Bev el, a. 1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel. Shak. [1913 Webster] {A bevel angle}, any angle other than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bevel — Bev el, n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of unknown origin. Cf. {Bevile}.] 1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one surface makes with another when they are not at right angles; the slant or inclination of such… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bevel — Bevel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bevel — ► NOUN 1) (in carpentry) a surface or edge which slopes away from a horizontal or vertical surface. 2) (also bevel square) a tool for marking angles in carpentry and stonework. ► VERB (bevelled, bevelling; US beveled, beveling) ▪ …   English terms dictionary

  • Bevel — Bev el, v. i. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90[deg], as a surface; to slant. [1913 Webster] Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bevel — Bev el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beveled} (?) or {Bevelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beveling} or {Bevelling}.] To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bevel — [bev′əl] n. [prob. < OFr * baivel, dim. < baif, gaping: see BAY2] 1. a tool consisting of a rule with a movable arm, used in measuring or marking angles and in fixing surfaces at an angle: also bevel square 2. an angle other than a right… …   English World dictionary

  • bevel — (adj.) 1560s, possibly from O.Fr. *baivel (Mod.Fr. béveau, biveau), possibly from bayer to gape, yawn, from L. *batare to yawn, gape, from L. root *bat , possibly imitative of yawning. If so, the time gap is puzzling. The verb is first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bevel — A beveled edge refers to an edge of a structure that is not perpendicular (but instead often at 45 degrees) to the faces of the piece. The words bevel and chamfer overlap in usage; in general usage they are often interchanged, while in technical… …   Wikipedia

  • bevel — beveler; esp. Brit., beveller, n. /bev euhl/, n., v., beveled, beveling or (esp. Brit.) bevelled, bevelling, adj. n. 1. the inclination that one line or surface makes with another when not at right angles. 2. a surface that does not form a right… …   Universalium

  • bevel — n. & v. n. 1 a slope from the horizontal or vertical in carpentry and stonework; a sloping surface or edge. 2 (in full bevel square) a tool for marking angles in carpentry and stonework. v. (bevelled, bevelling; US beveled, beveling) 1 tr. reduce …   Useful english dictionary

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