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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"gle
Senses
  1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook."Into the utmost angle of the world." [Spenser.]"To search the tenderest angles of the heart." [Milton.]
  2. [Geom]
    1. The figure made by. two lines which meet.
    2. 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.]
  4. [Astrol] A name given to four of the twelve astrological “houses.”(Obs)
  5. Etymology: AS. 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." [Shak.]"A fisher next his trembling angle bears." [Pope.]

Etymology: F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked, angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook, G. angel, and F. anchor

verb An"gle
Senses
  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." [Shak.]
verb An"gle
To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A biased way of looking at or presenting something
  2. A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
  3. The space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  4. Present with a bias
  5. Fish with a hook
  6. Seek indirectly
  7. To incline or bend from a vertical position
  8. Move or proceed at an angle ("he angled his way into the room")
Wiktionary

Borrowed from Latin Anglus, in turn borrowed from a Germanic source (compare Old English Ængle/Engle (“Angle”)). Probably derived from the toponym Angle, related to *anguz "narrow, tight; tapering, angular", either indicating the "narrow" water (i.e. the Schlei estuary), or the "angular" shape of the peninsula.

  1. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.

Angle was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Angle

Angle Man is a comics character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Angle

Kurt Angle is a wrestler. Kurt was born on December 9th, 1968 in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Eric Angle is a wrestler. Eric was born on August 8th, 1967 in Mt. Lebanon Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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Sharron Angle is an office holder. Sharron was born on July 26th, 1949 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, U.S.

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Edward was born on June 1st, 1855 in Pennsylvania. He passed away on August 11th, 1930.

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Colin Angle is a scientist in the field of robotics. Colin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

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Dr. Carol Remmer Angle is a pediatrician, nephrologist, toxicologist, nephrology, and toxicology. Dr. was born on December 20th, 1927.

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How popular is the baby name Angle in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1945 5 5 0
1957 8 8 0
1958 6 0 6
1959 8 8 0
1960 6 6 0
1961 20 15 5
1962 12 12 0
1964 22 22 0
1965 29 29 0
1966 18 18 0
1967 13 13 0
1968 20 20 0
1969 21 21 0
1970 24 24 0
1971 57 51 6
1972 43 43 0
1973 36 31 5
1974 32 32 0
1975 52 52 0
1976 39 34 5
1977 47 47 0
1978 37 37 0
1979 31 31 0
1980 28 21 7
1981 38 33 5
1982 30 25 5
1983 20 20 0
1984 26 26 0
1985 38 31 7
1986 16 16 0
1987 25 18 7
1988 29 29 0
1989 26 20 6
1990 24 24 0
1991 20 15 5
1992 16 16 0
1993 29 20 9
1994 12 12 0
1995 19 19 0
1996 22 17 5
1997 27 17 10
1998 17 12 5
1999 18 18 0
2000 30 21 9
2001 22 22 0
2002 17 17 0
2003 12 12 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 8 8 0
2006 14 8 6
2007 28 21 7
2008 10 10 0
2009 16 11 5
2010 9 9 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 5 5 0
2013 10 10 0
2016 6 6 0
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Angle as a first name

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Popularity of Angle as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Angle U.S.
  White 89.79% 64.26%
  African American 2.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Angle

People with the last name Angle are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Angle

  • How Popular is the name Angle? Angle is the 9,046th most popular name of all time. As a last name Angle was the 6,035th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Angle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,279 babies born with the first name Angle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Angle to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Angle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Angle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Angle is Tuesday, January 27th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Angle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Angle was in 1975 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Angle Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Angle is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Angle: Your name in reverse order is Elgna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnega. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Angle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,693 people with the last name Angle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Angle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Angle as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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