Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having, forming, or consisting of an angle or angles.
  • adjective Measured by an angle or by degrees of an arc.
  • adjective Bony and lean; gaunt.
  • adjective Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward.
  • adjective Rigid, stiff, and unyielding in character or disposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In astrology, placed in one of the four angles of a nativity.
  • noun In ichthyology, a small bone on the lower posterior corner of the articulare: same as angular bone.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered; pointed.
  • adjective Measured by an angle.
  • adjective Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff in character
  • adjective See Aperture, Distance.
  • adjective the motion of a body about a fixed point or fixed axis, as of a planet or pendulum. It is equal to the angle passed over at the point or axis by a line drawn to the body.
  • adjective the point at which the sides of the angle meet; the vertex.
  • adjective the ratio of anuglar motion to the time employed in describing.
  • noun (Anat.) A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles, and fishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin angulāris, from angulus, angle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin angularis, from angulus angle, corner. See angle.

Examples

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  • This referred to the angular marks left in the soft lead bullet by the rifling in the barrel of the gun—the spiral grooves that spin the slug to make it go faster and more accurately.

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  • This referred to the angular marks left in the soft lead bullet by the rifling in the barrel of the gun—the spiral grooves that spin the slug to make it go faster and more accurately.

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  • This referred to the angular marks left in the soft lead bullet by the rifling in the barrel of the gun—the spiral grooves that spin the slug to make it go faster and more accurately.

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