1. a biased way of looking at or presenting something;
[syn: slant, angle]
2. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane;
- Example: "the roof had a steep pitch"
[syn: pitch, rake, slant]
1. lie obliquely;
- Example: "A scar slanted across his face"
2. present with a bias;
- Example: "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
[syn: slant, angle, weight]
3. to incline or bend from a vertical position;
- Example: "She leaned over the banister"
[syn: lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle]
4. heel over;
- Example: "The tower is tilting"
- Example: "The ceiling is slanting"
[syn: cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slant \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. [1913 Webster] On the side of younder slanting hill. --Dodsley. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slant \Slant\, v. t. To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slant \Slant\, n. 1. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant. [1913 Webster] 2. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark. [1913 Webster] Slant or wind, a local variation of the wind from its general direction. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slant \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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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