Angel or Angle?

What is the difference between angel and angle?

An angel is a guardian spirit that acts as an agent or messenger of God. An angle is the space between two intersecting lines.

Angle and Angel

Spelling mistakes involving angel and angle seem to be quite common, particularly in tattoos.


The noun angel denotes a supernatural being or spirit found in various religions and mythologies. Angels are said to act as agents or messengers of God.

The word angel can also be used figuratively to describe a person of exemplary conduct or virtue.



The noun angle is a mathematical term that describes the space between two intersecting lines or surfaces diverging from a common point. The word angle is also used to describe particular way of approaching an issue. Angle can also be used as a verb meaning to fish (from angling).

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