Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ French angle
, Latin angulus
angle, corner; akin to uncus
hook, Greek 'agky`los
bent, crooked, angular, 'a`gkos
a bend or hollow, Anglo-Saxon angel
hook, fish-hook, German angel
, and French anchor
.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.
Into the utmost angle of the world.
To search the tenderest angles of the heart. 2. (Geom.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) 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. 4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 5.
[ Anglo-Saxon angel
.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod.
Give me mine angle : we 'll to the river there.
A fisher next his trembling angle bears. Acute angle
, one less than a right angle, or less than 90Â°.
or Contiguous angles
, such as have one leg common to both angles.
-- Alternate angles
. See Alternate .
-- Angle bar
. (a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. Knight. (b) (Machinery) Same as Angle iron .
-- Angle bead (Architecture)
, a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall.
-- Angle brace
, Angle tie (Carp.)
, a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together. Knight.
-- Angle iron (Machinery)
, a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted.
-- Angle leaf (Architecture)
, a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle.
-- Angle meter
, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata.
-- Angle shaft (Architecture)
, an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both.
-- Curvilineal angle
, one formed by two curved lines.
-- External angles
, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened.
-- Facial angle
. See under Facial .
-- Internal angles
, those which are within any right- lined figure.
-- Mixtilineal angle
, one formed by a right line 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 90Â°.
-- Optic angle
. See under Optic .
or Right-lined angle
, one formed by two right lines.
-- Right angle
, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90Â° (measured by a quarter circle).
-- Solid angle
, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point.
-- Spherical angle
, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere.
-- Visual angle
, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye.
-- For Angles of commutation
, see Commutation , Draught , Incidence , Reflection , Refraction , etc.
Angle intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Angled
; present participle & verbal noun Angling
] 1. To fish with an angle (fishhook), or with hook and line. 2. To use some bait or artifice; to intrigue; to scheme; as, to angle for praise.
The hearts of all that he did angle for.
Angle transitive verb To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure. [ Obsolete] "He angled the people's hearts." Sir P. Sidney.
Angle of entry (Aëronautics) The angle between the tangent to the advancing edge (of an aërocurve) and the line of motion; -- contrasted with angle of trail , which is the angle between the tangent to the following edge and the line of motion.
Angle of incidence (Aëronautics) The angle between the chord of an aërocurve and the relative direction of the undisturbed air current.
Angled adjective Having an angle or angles; -- used in compounds; as, right- angled , many- angled , etc.
The thrice three- angled beechnut shell.
Anglemeter noun [ Angle + - meter .] An instrument to measure angles, esp. one used by geologists to measure the dip of strata.
1. One who angles. 2. (Zoology) A fish ( Lophius piscatorius ), of Europe and America, having a large, broad, and depressed head, with the mouth very large. Peculiar appendages on the head are said to be used to entice fishes within reach. Called also fishing frog , frogfish , toadfish , goosefish , allmouth , monkfish , etc.
Angles noun plural
[ Latin Angli
. See Anglican
.] (Ethnol.) An ancient Low German tribe, that settled in Britain, which came to be called Engla-land (Angleland or England). The Angles probably came from the district of Angeln (now within the limits of Schleswig), and the country now Lower Hanover, etc.
Anglesite noun [ From the Isle of Anglesea .] (Min.) A native sulphate of lead. It occurs in white or yellowish transparent, prismatic crystals.
Anglewise adverb [ Angle + wise , Middle English wise manner.] In an angular manner; angularly.
Angleworm noun (Zoology) A earthworm of the genus Lumbricus , frequently used by anglers for bait. See Earthworm .
Anglian adjective Of or pertaining to the Angles. -- noun One of the Angles.
Anglic adjective Anglian.
the Angles, a Germanic tribe in Lower Germany. Confer English
.] 1. English; of or pertaining to England or the English nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the established church of England; as, the Anglican church, doctrine, orders, ritual, etc. 2. Pertaining to, characteristic of, or held by, the high church party of the Church of England.
Anglican noun 1. A member of the Church of England.
Whether Catholics, Anglicans , or Calvinists. 2. In a restricted sense, a member of the High Church party, or of the more advanced ritualistic section, in the Church of England.
1. Strong partiality to the principles and rites of the Church of England. 2. The principles of the established church of England; also, in a restricted sense, the doctrines held by the high-church party. 3. Attachment to England or English institutions.
Anglice adverb [ New Latin ] In English; in the English manner; as, Livorno, Anglice Leghorn.
Anglicify transitive verb
[ New Latin Anglicus
English + -fly
.] To anglicize.
Anglicism noun [ Confer French anglicisme .]
1. An English idiom; a phrase or form language peculiar to the English. Dryden. 2. The quality of being English; an English characteristic, custom, or method.
Anglicity noun The state or quality of being English.
Anglicization noun The act of anglicizing, or making English in character.
Anglicize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Anglicized
; present participle & verbal noun Anglicizing
.] To make English; to English; to anglify; render conformable to the English idiom, or to English analogies.
Anglify transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Anglified
; present participle & verbal noun Anglifying
.] [ Latin Angli
.] To convert into English; to anglicize. Franklin. Darwin.
Angling noun The act of one who angles; the art of fishing with rod and line. Walton.
[ New Latin Anglus
English. See Anglican
.] A combining form meaning the same as English ; or English and , or English conjoined with ; as, Anglo- Turkish treaty, Anglo- German, Anglo- Irish. Anglo-American
, . Of or pertaining to the English and Americans, or to the descendants of Englishmen in America.
-- noun A descendant from English ancestors born in America, or the United States. Anglo-Danish
, adjective Of or pertaining to the English and Danes, or to the Danes who settled in England. Anglo-Indian
, adjective Of or pertaining to the English in India, or to the English and East Indian peoples or languages.
-- noun One of the Anglo- Indian race born or resident in the East Indies. Anglo-Norman
, adjective Of or pertaining to the English and Normans, or to the Normans who settled in England.
-- noun One of the English Normans, or the Normans who conquered England. Anglo-Saxon
. See Anglo-Saxon in the Vocabulary.
Anglo-Catholic adjective , Of or pertaining to a church modeled on the English Reformation; Anglican; -- sometimes restricted to the ritualistic or High Church section of the Church of England.
Anglo-Catholic noun A member of the Church of England who contends for its catholic character; more specifically, a High Churchman.
Anglo-Catholicism noun The belief of those in the Church of England who accept many doctrines and practices which they maintain were those of the primitive, or true, Catholic Church, of which they consider the Church of England to be the lineal descendant.
[ Latin Angli- Saxones
English Saxons.] 1. A Saxon of Britain, that is, an English Saxon , or one the Saxons who settled in England, as distinguished from a continental (or "Old") Saxon. 2. plural The Teutonic people (Angles, Saxons, Jutes) of England, or the English people, collectively, before the Norman Conquest.
It is quite correct to call Æthelstan "King of the Anglo-Saxons ," but to call this or that subject of Æthelstan "an Anglo-Saxon " is simply nonsense. 3. The language of the English people before the Conquest (sometimes called Old English ). See Saxon . 4. One of the race or people who claim descent from the Saxons, Angles, or other Teutonic tribes who settled in England; a person of English descent in its broadest sense.
E. A. Freeman.
Anglo-Saxon adjective Of or pertaining to the Anglo-Saxons or their language.
Anglo-Saxondom noun The Anglo- Saxon domain (i. e., Great Britain and the United States, etc.); the Anglo- Saxon race.
1. A characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon race; especially, a word or an idiom of the Anglo-Saxon tongue. M. Arnold. 2. The quality or sentiment of being Anglo-Saxon, or English in its ethnological sense.
Anglomania noun [ Anglo'cf + mania .] A mania for, or an inordinate attachment to, English customs, institutions, etc.
Anglomaniac noun One affected with Anglomania.
Anglophobia noun [ Anglo- + Greek ... fear.] Intense dread of, or aversion to, England or the English. -- An"glo*phobe noun
Angola noun [ A corruption of Angora .] A fabric made from the wool of the Angora goat.
Angola pea (Botany) A tropical plant ( Cajanus indicus ) and its edible seed, a kind of pulse; -- so called from Angola in Western Africa. Called also pigeon pea and Congo pea .
[ Latin See Anger
.] (Medicine) Great anxiety accompanied by painful constriction at the upper part of the belly, often with palpitation and oppression.
(ăn*gō"rȧ) noun A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc. Angora cat (Zoology)
, a variety of the domestic cat with very long and silky hair, generally of the brownish white color. Called also Angola cat . See Cat .
-- Angora goat (Zoology)
, a variety of the domestic goat, reared for its long silky hair, which is highly prized for manufacture.
Angostura bark (än`gŏs*tō"rȧ bärk`). [ From Angostura , in Venezuela.] An aromatic bark used as a tonic, obtained from a South American of the rue family ( Galipea cusparia, or officinalis ). U. S. Disp.
Angoumois moth (?; 115). [ So named from Angoumois in France.] (Zoology) A small moth ( Gelechia cerealella ) which is very destructive to wheat and other grain. The larva eats out the interior of the grain, leaving only the shell.
Angrily adverb In an angry manner; under the influence of anger.
Angriness noun The quality of being angry, or of being inclined to anger.
Such an angriness of humor that we take fire at everything.
Whole Duty of Man.
[ Compar. Angrier
; superl. Angriest
.] [ See Anger
.] 1. Troublesome; vexatious; rigorous.
God had provided a severe and angry education to chastise the forwardness of a young spirit. 2. Inflamed and painful, as a sore. 3. Touched with anger; under the emotion of anger; feeling resentment; enraged; -- followed generally by with before a person, and at before a thing.
Be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves.
Gen. xlv. 5.
Wherefore should God be angry at thy voice? 4. Showing anger; proceeding from anger; acting as if moved by anger; wearing the marks of anger; as, angry words or tones; an angry sky; angry waves.
Eccles. v. 6.
countenance." Prov. xxv. 23. 5. Red.
Sweet rose, whose hue, angry and brave. 6. Sharp; keen; stimulated.
I never ate with angrier appetite. Syn.
-- Passionate; resentful; irritated; irascible; indignant; provoked; enraged; incensed; exasperated; irate; hot; raging; furious; wrathful; wroth; choleric; inflamed; infuriated.
Anguiform adjective [ Latin angius snake + -form .] Snake-shaped.
Anguilliform adjective [ Latin anguilla eel (dim. of anguis snake) + -form .] Eel- shaped. » The " Anguillæformes " of Cuvier are fishes related to thee eel.
Anguine adjective [ Latin anguinus , from anguis snake.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a snake or serpent. "The anguine or snakelike reptiles." Owen.
Anguineal adjective Anguineous.
Anguineous adjective [ Latin anguineus .] Snakelike.
[ Middle English anguishe
, French angoisse
, from Latin angustia
narrowness, difficulty, distress, from angustus
narrow, difficult, from angere
to press together. See Anger
.] Extreme pain, either of body or mind; excruciating distress.
But they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
Ex. vi. 9.
Anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child.
Jer. iv. 31.
Rarely used in the plural: -
Ye miserable people, you must go to God in anguishes , and make your prayer to him. Latimer. Syn.
-- Agony; pang; torture; torment. See Agony
Anguish transitive verb [ Confer French angoisser , from Latin angustiare .] To distress with extreme pain or grief. [ R.] Temple.