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Meaning of SLANT

Pronunciation:  slant

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
  2. [n]  a biased way of looking at or presenting something
  3. [v]  present with a bias
  4. [v]  heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
  5. [v]  to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
  6. [v]  lie obliquely; "A scar slanted across his face"
 

SLANT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: angle, angle, angle, cant, cant over, lean, pitch, pitch, rake, tilt, tip, weight
 
 See Also: bend, bias, bowl over, cock, flex, gradient, incline, knock over, lean against, lean back, lean on, lie, list, move, overturn, point of view, predetermine, recline, rest on, slope, slope, stand, standpoint, tip over, turn over, upset, viewpoint, weather

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Slant\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slanted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Slanting}.] [OE. slenten to slope, slide; cf. Sw. slinta to
    slide.]
    To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie
    obliquely; to slope.
    
          On the side of younder slanting hill.    --Dodsley.
    
    
  2. \Slant\, v. t.
    To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping
    direction to; as, to slant a line.
    
    
  3. \Slant\, n.
    1. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a
       slant.
    
    2. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
    
    {Slant or wind}, a local variation of the wind from its
       general direction.
    
    
  4. \Slant\, a. [Cf. dial. Sw. slant. See {Slant}, v. i.]
    Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or
    perpendicular; sloping; oblique. ``The slant lightning.''
    --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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