See also: Bevel

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an Old French diminutive of baïf (open-mouthed), from baer (to gape), from Medieval Latin *batāre (to gape), probably of imitative origin. Related to Italian badare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛvəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛvəl
  • (file)

NounEdit

bevel (plural bevels)

  1. An edge that is canted, one that is not a 90-degree angle; a chamfer.
    to give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab
  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; a bevel square.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)

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VerbEdit

bevel (third-person singular simple present bevels, present participle (UK) bevelling or (US) beveling, simple past and past participle (UK) bevelled or (US) beveled)

  1. (transitive) To give a canted edge to a surface; to chamfer.

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AdjectiveEdit

bevel (comparative more bevel, superlative most bevel)

  1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
    a bevel angle
  2. Morally distorted; not upright.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch beveel. Equivalent to a deverbal from bevelen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈvɛl/, [-vɛɫ], [-fɛɫ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧vel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

NounEdit

bevel n (plural bevelen, diminutive bevelletje n)

  1. order, command

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