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Meaning of ANGULAR

Pronunciation:  'anggyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having angles or an angular shape
  2. [adj]  measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle; "angular momentum"

ANGULAR is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: angled, angulate, asteroid, bicuspid, bicuspidate, cuspate, cuspated, cusped, cuspidal, cuspidate, cuspidated, equiangular, isogonic, rectangular, sharp-cornered, star-shaped, three-cornered, triangular, tricuspid, tricuspidate, unicuspid
 Antonyms: rounded
 See Also: pointed, square



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"gu*lar\, a. [L. angularis, fr. angulus angle,
    corner. See {Angle}.]
    1. Relating to an angle or to angles; having an angle or
       angles; forming an angle or corner; sharp-cornered;
       pointed; as, an angular figure.
    2. Measured by an angle; as, angular distance.
    3. Fig.: Lean; lank; raw-boned; ungraceful; sharp and stiff
       in character; as, remarkably angular in his habits and
       appearance; an angular female.
    {Angular aperture}, {Angular distance}. See {Aperture},
    {Angular motion}, 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.
    {Angular point}, the point at which the sides of the angle
       meet; the vertex.
    {Angular velocity}, the ratio of anuglar motion to the time
       employed in describing.
  2. \An"gu*lar\, n. (Anat.)
    A bone in the base of the lower jaw of many birds, reptiles,
    and fishes.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: akimbo, bent, bony, cornered, crooked, crotched, crude, forked, furcal, furcate, gaunt, geniculate, geniculated, hooked, jagged, knee-shaped, lank, lanky, pointed, raw, rawboned, rough, roughhewn, rude, sawtooth, saw-toothed, scraggy, scrawny, serrate, sharp, sharp-cornered, skinny, spare, undressed, unfashioned, unfinished, unpolished, unworked, V-shaped, weedy, Y-shaped, zigzag