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BEVEL (bevelled, bevelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bevel mean? 

BEVEL (noun)
  The noun BEVEL has 2 senses:

1. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
2. a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size

  Familiarity information: BEVEL used as a noun is rare.


BEVEL (verb)
  The verb BEVEL has 1 sense:

1. cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

  Familiarity information: BEVEL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEVEL (noun)


Sense 1bevel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bevel; chamfer; cant

Hypernyms ("bevel" is a kind of...):

edge (a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bevel"):

splay (an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger)


Sense 2bevel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together so you can draw or measure angles of any size

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bevel square; bevel

Hypernyms ("bevel" is a kind of...):

hand tool (a tool used with workers' hands)


BEVEL (verb)


Sense 1bevel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

bevel; chamfer

Context example:

bevel the surface

Hypernyms (to "bevel" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bevel"):

miter (bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint)

cone (make cone-shaped)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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