Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANGLES

This afternoon went with Jemmy to the summit of Yeadie, and took a round of angles.

This afternoon I took a round of angles and bearings from a pile of stones on the hill.

In the afternoon got a fine round of angles from granite rocks.

Nor was it essential the wire should be straight; it might be bent into angles.

There were other angles, and an immediate one of high danger.

Judged from these angles, both Turks and Britons were successful.

It is a question of angles and quality of the grey matter of the brain.

The little birds under the angles of the abaci should not be overlooked.

Not but what once we're onto his angles, he sort o' oozes into our regyards.

Unlike Thayer, he never collided with the angles of his own temperament.

WORD ORIGIN

"to fish with a hook," mid-15c., from Old English angel (n.) "angle, hook, fishhook," related to anga "hook," from PIE *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). Cf. Old English angul, Old Norse öngull, Old High German angul, German Angel "fishhook." Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s.

Related: Angled; angling.