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angles, angling, angled

  1. N-COUNT An angle is the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces. Angles are measured in degrees.

    See also right angle

  2. N-COUNT: usu the N of n An angle is the shape that is created where two lines or surfaces join together.

  3. N-COUNT An angle is the direction from which you look at something.

  4. N-COUNT: supp N You can refer to a way of presenting something or thinking about it as a particular angle.

  5. VERB: usu cont If someone is angling for something, they are trying to get it without asking for it directly.

  6. V-ERG If you angle something or if it angles in a particular direction, it faces or points in that direction.

  7. See also angling

  8. PHRASE: PHR after v, v-link PHR If something is at an angle, it is leaning in a particular direction so that it is not straight, horizontal, or vertical.

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æ̱ŋg(ə)lAn angle is the difference in direction between two lines or surfaces. Angles are measured in degrees. ; → See also right angleExamples

The boat is now leaning at a 30 degree angle.

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)angling
Past Participle (Participle II)angled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I anglewe angle
you angleyou angle
he/she/it anglesthey angle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am anglingwe are angling
you are anglingyou are angling
he/she/it is anglingthey are angling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have angledwe have angled
you have angledyou have angled
he/she/it has angledthey have angled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been anglingwe have been angling
you have been anglingyou have been angling
he/she/it has been anglingthey have been angling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I angledwe angled
you angledyou angled
he/she/it angledthey angled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was anglingwe were angling
you were anglingyou were angling
he/she/it was anglingthey were angling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had angledwe had angled
you had angledyou had angled
he/she/it had angledthey had angled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been anglingwe had been angling
you had been anglingyou had been angling
he/she/it had been anglingthey had been angling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will anglewe shall/will angle
you will angleyou will angle
he/she/it will anglethey will angle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be anglingwe shall/will be angling
you will be anglingyou will be angling
he/she/it will be anglingthey will be angling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have angledwe shall/will have angled
you will have angledyou will have angled
he/she/it will have angledthey will have angled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been anglingwe shall/will have been angling
you will have been anglingyou will have been angling
he/she/it will have been anglingthey will have been angling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would anglewe should/would angle
you would angleyou would angle
he/she/it would anglethey would angle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be anglingwe should/would be angling
you would be anglingyou would be angling
he/she/it would be anglingthey would be angling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have angledwe should/would have angled
you would have angledyou would have angled
he/she/it would have angledthey would have angled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been anglingwe should/would have been angling
you would have been anglingyou would have been angling
he/she/it would have been anglingthey would have been angling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am angledwe are angled
you are angledyou are angled
he/she/it is angledthey are angled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being angledwe are being angled
you are being angledyou are being angled
he/she/it is being angledthey are being angled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been angledwe have been angled
you have been angledyou have been angled
he/she/it has been angledthey have been angled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was angledwe were angled
you were angledyou were angled
he/she/it was angledthey were angled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being angledwe were being angled
you were being angledyou were being angled
he/she/it was being angledthey were being angled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been angledwe had been angled
you had been angledyou had been angled
he/she/it had been angledthey had been angled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be angledwe shall/will be angled
you will be angledyou will be angled
he/she/it will be angledthey will be angled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been angledwe shall/will have been angled
you will have been angledyou will have been angled
he/she/it will have been angledthey will have been angled


Common caseangleangles
Possessive caseangle'sangles'