Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
  • adj. Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
  • adj. Bony and lean; gaunt: an angular face.
  • adj. Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward: an angular gait.
  • adj. Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition: "the cold, angular brand of materialism” ( David K. Willis).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to an angle or angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed; as in, an angular figure.
  • adj. Measured by an angle; as in, angular distance.
  • adj. Lean, lank, raw-boned.
  • adj. Ungraceful.
  • adj. Sharp and stiff in character
  • n. A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed.
  • adj. Measured by an angle.
  • adj. Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character
  • n. A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having an angle or angles; having corners; pointed: as, an angular figure; an angular piece of rock; angular writing (that is, with the turns sharply pointed instead of curved).
  • Consisting of an angle; forming an angle: as, an angular point.
  • Measured by an angle; subtending an angle; having a divergence expressed in degrees, minutes, and seconds: as, angular distance; angular velocity.
  • Of persons: Having or exhibiting protuberances of joint or limb; acting or moving awkwardly or as if in angles.
  • Stiff in manner; cranky; crotchety; unbending.
  • In astrology, placed in one of the four angles of a nativity.
  • n. In ichthyology, a small bone on the lower posterior corner of the articulare: same as angular bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
  • adj. having angles or an angular shape

Etymologies

Latin angulāris, from angulus, angle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin angularis, from angulus angle, corner. See angle. (Wiktionary)

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