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Meaning of BEVEL

Pronunciation:  'bevul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
  2. [n]  two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  3. [adj]  having the slant of a bevel; "a bevel edge"; "a cant buttress"
  4. [v]  cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel; "bevel the surface"

BEVEL is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bevel square, beveled, cant, cant, chamfer, chamfer, inclined
 See Also: cone, cut, edge, hand tool, miter, splay



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bev"el\, n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of
    unknown origin. Cf. {Bevile}.]
    1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one
       surface makes with another when they are not at right
       angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to
       give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the
       bevel of a piece of timber.
    2. An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed
       together at one end, and opening to any angle, for
       adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given
       inclination; -- called also a {bevel square}. --Gwilt.
  2. \Bev"el\, a.
    1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
    2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic]
             I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.
    {A bevel angle}, any angle other than one of 90[deg].
    {Bevel wheel}, a cogwheel whose working face is oblique to
       the axis. --Knight.
  3. \Bev"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beveled} (?) or {Bevelled};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Beveling} or {Bevelling}.]
    To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
  4. \Bev"el\, v. i.
    To deviate or incline from an angle of 90[deg], as a surface;
    to slant.
          Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel.
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