Definitions of bevel

  1. cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel; " bevel the surface"
  2. a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size
  3. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
  4. 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.
  5. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
  6. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright.
  7. To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
  8. To deviate or incline from an angle of 90¡, as a surface; to slant.
  9. 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.
  10. To slant or incline.
  11. The angle that one line or surface makes with another when they are not perpendicular to each other; an instrument used for drawing angles.
  12. Aslant; oblique.
  13. Beveled.
  14. Beveling.
  15. A slant or inclimation of a surface: an instrument opening like a pair of compasses for measuring angles.
  16. Having the form of a bevel: slanting.
  17. To form with a bevel or slant:- pr. p bevelling; pa. p. bevelled. - BEVELGEAR ( mech.), wheels working on each other in different planes, the cogs of the wheels being bevelled or at oblique angles to the shafts.
  18. A slant or inclination not a right- angle; instrument for measuring angles.
  19. Having a bevel.
  20. To form with a bevel.
  21. To give a sloping edge to; have a sloping edge.
  22. Oblique; slanting; beveled.
  23. A sloping edge, or an instrument for measuring it, called a bevelsquare.
  24. Slant; having the form of a bevel.
  25. Among masons, carpenters, & c., an instrument, or kind of square, for taking angles, movable on a pivot, and capable of being set to any angle; a slant or inclination of a surface from a right line.
  26. To cut to a bevel angle.
  27. To slant, or incline off to a bevel edge. Bevel angle, either an obtuse or an acute angle.
  28. An instrument for drawing angles, consisting of two legs moving on a pivot; any slope or inclination.
  29. Angular; crooked.
  30. To slant to any angle less than a right- angle.

Usage examples for bevel

  1. And he had to make a turn or two be cause H shows bevel gears of about same size so the post had to make same number of turns the worm made. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile