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5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Angle \An"gle\ ([a^][ng]"g'l), noun [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.]

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.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) 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.] --Chaucer.

5. [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.

{Acute angle}, one less than a right angle, or less than 90[deg].

{Adjacent} or {Contiguous angles}, such as have one leg common to both angles.

{Alternate angles}. See {Alternate}.

{Angle bar}. (a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight. (b) (Mach.) Same as {Angle iron}.

{Angle bead} (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall.

{Angle brace}, {Angle tie} (Carp.), a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight.

{Angle iron} (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted.

{Angle leaf} (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle.

{Angle meter}, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata.

{Angle shaft} (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both.

{Curvilineal angle}, one formed by two curved lines.

{External angles}, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened.

{Facial angle}. See under {Facial}.

{Internal angles}, those which are within any right-lined figure.

{Mixtilineal angle}, one formed by a right line with a curved line.

{Oblique angle}, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle.

{Obtuse angle}, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90[deg].

{Optic angle}. See under {Optic}.

{Rectilineal} or {Right-lined angle}, one formed by two right lines.

{Right angle}, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90[deg] (measured by a quarter circle).

{Solid angle}, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point.

{Spherical angle}, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere.

{Visual angle}, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye.

{For Angles of commutation}, {draught}, {incidence}, {reflection}, {refraction}, {position}, {repose}, {fraction}, see {Commutation}, {Draught}, {Incidence}, {Reflection}, {Refraction}, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draught \Draught\, noun [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See {Draft}, noun, {Draw}.]

1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.

A general custom of using oxen for all sort of draught would be, perhaps, the greatest improvement. --Sir W. Temple. (b) The drawing of a bowstring. [Obs.]

She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught. --Spenser. (c) Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.

Upon the draught of a pond, not one fish was left. --Sir M. Hale. (d) The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.

In his hands he took the goblet, but a while the draught forbore. --Trench. (e) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy. [Obs.]

By drawing sudden draughts upon the enemy when he looketh not for you. --Spenser. (f) (Mil.) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see {Draft}, noun, 2) (g) The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation. --Dryden.

2. That which is drawn; as: (a) That which is taken by sweeping with a net.

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. --Luke v. 4.

He laid down his pipe, and cast his net, which brought him a very great draught. --L'Estrange. (b) (Mil.) The force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft. (c) The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.

Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery, . . . still thou art a bitter draught. --Sterne.

Low lies that house where nut-brown draughts inspired. --Goldsmith. (d) A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.

A draught of a Toleration Act was offered to the Parliament by a private member. --Macaulay.

No picture or draught of these things from the report of the eye. --South. (e) (Com.) An order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft. (f) A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney. --Thackeray.

He preferred to go and sit upon the stairs, in . . . a strong draught of air, until he was again sent for. --Dickens.

3. That which draws; as: (a) A team of oxen or horses. --Blackstone. (b) A sink or drain; a privy. --Shak. --Matt. xv. 17. (c) pl. (Med.) A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet.

4. Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.

The Hertfordshire wheel plow . . . is of the easiest draught. --Mortimer.

5. (Naut.) The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught.

6. (Com.) An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See {Draft}, 4.

7. A move, as at chess or checkers. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.

9. (Masonry) See {Draft}, noun, 7.

{Angle of draught}, the angle made with the plane over which a body is drawn by the line in which the pulling force acts, when the latter has the direction best adapted to overcome the obstacles of friction and the weight of the body.

{Black draught}. See under {Black}, adjective

{Blast draught}, or {Forced draught}, the draught produced by a blower, as by blowing in air beneath a fire or drawing out the gases from above it.

{Natural draught}, the draught produced by the atmosphere flowing, by its own weight, into a chimney wherein the air is rarefied by heat.

{On draught}, so as to be drawn from the wood (as a cask, barrel, etc.) in distinction from being bottled; as, ale on draught.

{Sheer draught}. See under {Sheer}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draught \Draught\, adjective

1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.

2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.

3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.

4. Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like.

Note: This word, especially in the first and second meanings, is often written draft, a spelling which is approved by many authorities.

{Draught box}. See {Draught tube}, below.

{Draught engine} (Mining), an engine used for pumping, raising heavy weights, and the like.

{Draught hook} (Mil.), one of the hooks on a cannon carriage, used in drawing the gun backward and forward.

{Draught horse}, a horse employed in drawing loads, plowing, etc., as distinguished from a saddle horse or carriage horse.

{Draught net}, a seine or hauling net.

{Draught ox}, an ox employed in hauling loads, plowing, etc.

{Draught tube} (Water Wheels), an air-tight pipe extending downward into the tailrace from a turbine wheel located above it, to make the whole fall available; -- called also {draught box}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Draught \Draught\ (dr[.a]ft), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Draughted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Draughting}.]

1. To draw out; to call forth. See {Draft}. --Addison.

2. To diminish or exhaust by drawing. [R.]

The Parliament so often draughted and drained. --Sir W. Scott.

3. To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.

{Draughting room}, a room draughtsmen to work in, and where plans are kept.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

draught

noun

1: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft" [syn: {draft}, {draught}, {potation}, {tipple}]

2: a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp" [syn: {gulp}, {draft}, {draught}, {swig}]

3: a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle) [syn: {draft}, {draught}]

4: the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) [syn: {draft}, {draught}]

5: a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft" [syn: {draft}, {draught}]

6: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling [syn: {draft}, {draught}, {drawing}]

verb

1: make a blueprint of [syn: {blueprint}, {draft}, {draught}]

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