Definitions for: Slant


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Slant, v. t.
To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping
direction to; as, to slant a line.


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.


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.

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

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