To fish with a hook and line. To try to get something by indirect or artful means: angle for a promotion. Obsolete A fishhook or fishing tackle. Mathematics The figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point. Mathematics The figure formed by two planes diverging from a common line. Mathematics The rotation required to superimpose either of two such lines or planes on the other. Mathematics The space between such lines or surfaces. Mathematics A solid angle. A sharp or projecting corner, as of a building. The place, position, or direction from which an object is presented to view: a building that looks impressive from any angle. An aspect, as of a problem, seen from a specific point of view. See Synonyms at phase. Slang A devious method; a scheme. To move or turn (something) at an angle: angled the chair toward the window. Sports To hit (a ball or puck, for example) at an angle. Informal To impart a biased aspect or point of view to: angled the story in a way that criticized the candidate. To continue along or turn at an angle or by angles: The road angles sharply to the left. The path angled through the woods.