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NOUN (5)

1. a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances;
[syn: joust, tilt]

2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement;
- Example: "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]

3. a slight but noticeable partiality;
- Example: "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"

4. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical;
- Example: "the tower had a pronounced tilt"
- Example: "the ship developed a list to starboard"
- Example: "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
[syn: tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning]

5. pitching dangerously to one side;
[syn: rock, careen, sway, tilt]


VERB (4)

1. to incline or bend from a vertical position;
- Example: "She leaned over the banister"
[syn: lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle]

2. heel over;
- Example: "The tower is tilting"
- Example: "The ceiling is slanting"
[syn: cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch]

3. move sideways or in an unsteady way;
- Example: "The ship careened out of control"
[syn: careen, wobble, shift, tilt]

4. charge with a tilt;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilting.] To cover with a tilt, or awning. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [OE. tilten, tulten, to totter, fall, AS. tealt unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian to totter, to vacillate, D. tel amble, ambling pace, G. zelt, Icel. t["o]lt an ambling pace, t["o]lta to amble. Cf. Totter.] 1. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel. [1913 Webster] 2. To point or thrust, as a lance. [1913 Webster] Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 3. To point or thrust a weapon at. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 4. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tilt \Tilt\ (t[i^]lt), n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS. teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel. tjald, Sw. t[aum]lt, tj[aum]ll, Dan. telt, and AS. beteldan to cover.] 1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat. [1913 Webster] Tilt boat (Naut.), a boat covered with canvas or other cloth. Tilt roof (Arch.), a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tilt \Tilt\, n. 1. A thrust, as with a lance. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament. [1913 Webster] 3. See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster] 4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask. [1913 Webster] Full tilt, with full force. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tilt \Tilt\, v. i. 1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances. [1913 Webster] He tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] But in this tournament can no man tilt. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the ?urges flew. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip. [1913 Webster] The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back. --Grew. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tilt n 1: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances [syn: joust, tilt] 2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument" [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing] 3: a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings" 4: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right" [syn: tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning] 5: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: rock, careen, sway, tilt] v 1: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister" [syn: lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle] 2: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting" [syn: cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch] 3: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control" [syn: careen, wobble, shift, tilt] 4: charge with a tilt
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

201 Moby Thesaurus words for "tilt": Olympic games, Olympics, a outrance, altercation, angle, angularity, argument, ascend, attack, bandy with, bank, battle, battle it out, bout, bowl, box, brawl, broil, bump heads, cant, capsize, careen, cast, catapult, charge, chuck, chunk, clash, climb, close, collide, combat, come a cropper, come to blows, compete with, concours, contend, contend with, contest, cope with, cross swords with, cut and thrust, dart, dash, dash at, decline, derby, descend, difference, dip, dispute, drop, duel, encounter, engage with, engagement, exchange blows, exchange shots, fall, fall away, fall down, fall flat, fall headlong, fall off, fall over, fall prostrate, fence, feud, fight, fight a duel, fight like devils, fight with, fire, fling, flip, flounder, fly at, fork, game, games, get a cropper, give and take, give satisfaction, go, go downhill, go to loggerheads, go uphill, grade, gradient, grapple, grapple with, gymkhana, have it out, heave, heel, hurl, hurtle, inclination, incline, jerk, jostle, joust, jump off, keel, lance, launch, lean, leaning, leaning tower, let fly, list, lob, lock horns, lurch, match, matching, measure swords with, meet, meeting, mix it up, pass, peg, pelt, pitch, pitchfork, put, put the shot, quarrel, rake, rally, rassle, recline, rencontre, retreat, riot, rise, run a tilt, run at, rush, rush at, scramble, scuffle, serve, set-to, settle it, shelve, shy, sidle, skirmish, slant, sling, slope, snap, spar, spat, sprawl, spread-eagle, squabble, stagger, strive, strive with, struggle, struggle with, stumble, swag, sway, take a fall, take a flop, take a header, take a pratfall, take a spill, tangle with, test, throw, thrust and parry, tiff, tilt at, tilt with, tilter, tilting, tip, topple, topple down, topple over, toss, totter, tournament, tourney, tower of Pisa, trial, trip, try conclusions with, tumble, turn turtle, tussle, uprise, wage war, war, wrestle, wrestle with, yaw