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slant

 (slănt)
v. slant·ed, slant·ing, slants
v.tr.
1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope: She slants her letters from upper right to lower left.
2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience: The story was slanted in favor of the strikers.
v.intr.
To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
n.
1.
a. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
b. A sloping thing or piece of ground.
2. Printing A virgule.
3.
a. A personal point of view or opinion: an article with an unconventional slant.
b. A bias: an anti-religious slant.
4. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

[Alteration of obsolete slent, from Middle English slenten, to fall aslant, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

slant′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: slant, incline, lean1, slope, tilt1, tip2
These verbs mean to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal: rays of light slanting through the window; inclined her head toward the speaker; leaned against the railing; a driveway that slopes downhill; tilted his hat at a rakish angle; tipped her chair against the wall.

slant

(slɑːnt)
vb
1. to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
2. (tr) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
3. (foll by: towards) (of a person's opinions) to be biased
n
4. an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
5. a way of looking at something
6. (Journalism & Publishing) a bias or opinion, as in an article
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a less technical name for solidus
8. on a slant on the slant sloping
adj
oblique, sloping
[C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin]
ˈslanting adj
ˈslantingly, ˈslantly adv

slant

(slænt, slɑnt)

v.i.
1. to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
2. to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usu. fol. by toward).
v.t.
3. to cause to slope.
4. to distort (information), as by rendering it incompletely, esp. in order to reflect or favor a particular viewpoint.
5. to present for the interest or amusement of a specific group: a story slanted toward young adults.
n.
6. slanting or oblique direction; slope: the slant of a roof.
7. a slanting line, surface, etc.
8. a particular viewpoint, opinion, attitude, or perspective: a story with a humorous slant.
9. a glance or look.
adj.
10. sloping; oblique.
[1610–20; < Scandinavian; compare dial. Norwegian slenta to slope, early Dan slente to slip]
slant′ing•ly, slant′ly, adv.
slant′wise`, adv., adj.

slant

  • wine cradle - A basket (etc.) used to hold wine at a slant.
  • slant - A variant of slent, an older word.
  • slash - The slash is also called a virgule, diagonal, separatrix, slant, and solidus.
  • tilt - Originally meant "fall over," from Germanic taltaz, "unsteady," long before it meant "slant."

slant


Past participle: slanted
Gerund: slanting

Imperative
slant
slant
Present
I slant
you slant
he/she/it slants
we slant
you slant
they slant
Preterite
I slanted
you slanted
he/she/it slanted
we slanted
you slanted
they slanted
Present Continuous
I am slanting
you are slanting
he/she/it is slanting
we are slanting
you are slanting
they are slanting
Present Perfect
I have slanted
you have slanted
he/she/it has slanted
we have slanted
you have slanted
they have slanted
Past Continuous
I was slanting
you were slanting
he/she/it was slanting
we were slanting
you were slanting
they were slanting
Past Perfect
I had slanted
you had slanted
he/she/it had slanted
we had slanted
you had slanted
they had slanted
Future
I will slant
you will slant
he/she/it will slant
we will slant
you will slant
they will slant
Future Perfect
I will have slanted
you will have slanted
he/she/it will have slanted
we will have slanted
you will have slanted
they will have slanted
Future Continuous
I will be slanting
you will be slanting
he/she/it will be slanting
we will be slanting
you will be slanting
they will be slanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slanting
you have been slanting
he/she/it has been slanting
we have been slanting
you have been slanting
they have been slanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slanting
you will have been slanting
he/she/it will have been slanting
we will have been slanting
you will have been slanting
they will have been slanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slanting
you had been slanting
he/she/it had been slanting
we had been slanting
you had been slanting
they had been slanting
Conditional
I would slant
you would slant
he/she/it would slant
we would slant
you would slant
they would slant
Past Conditional
I would have slanted
you would have slanted
he/she/it would have slanted
we would have slanted
you would have slanted
they would have slanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slant - a biased way of looking at or presenting something
point of view, standpoint, viewpoint, stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
2.slant - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
loft - (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
Verb1.slant - lie obliquely; "A scar slanted across his face"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
2.slant - present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
bias, predetermine - cause to be biased
3.slant - to incline or bend from a vertical positionslant - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
slope, incline, pitch - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
weather - cause to slope
heel, list - tilt to one side; "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard"
lean back, recline - move the upper body backwards and down
4.slant - heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
cock - tilt or slant to one side; "cock one's head"

slant

verb
1. slope, incline, tilt, list, bend, lean, heel, shelve, skew, cant, bevel, angle off The morning sun slanted through the glass roof.
2. bias, colour, weight, twist, angle, distort The was deliberately slanted to make the home team look good.
noun
1. slope, incline, tilt, gradient, pitch, ramp, diagonal, camber, declination The house is on a slant.
2. bias, emphasis, prejudice, angle, leaning, point of view, viewpoint, one-sidedness They give a slant to every single news item that's put on the air.

slant

verb
1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal:
2. To have a tendency or inclination:
3. To direct (material) to the interests of a particular group:
Informal: angle.
noun
1. Deviation from a particular direction:
2. The position from which something is observed or considered:
Translations
مَيْل ، إنْحِداريَميل، يَنْحَدِر
sklonspádsvažovat se
hældehældning
lejtõsség
hallahalli
būti pakrypusiamįkypusnuožulnumasnuožulnus
būt slīpamsašķiebtiesslīpums
nagibati se
eğimyana yatmak

slant

[slɑːnt]
A. N
1. (gen) → inclinación f, sesgo m; (= slope) → pendiente f, cuesta f
to be on the slantestar inclinado, estar sesgado
2. (fig) (= point of view) → punto m de vista, interpretación f
what is your slant on this?¿cuál es su punto de vista sobre esto?, ¿cómo interpreta usted esto?
to get a slant on a topicpedir pareceres sobre un asunto
the situation is taking on a new slantla situación está tomando un nuevo giro
B. VTinclinar, sesgar
to slant a report (fig) → enfocar una cuestión de manera parcial
C. VIinclinarse, sesgarse
the light slanted in at the windowla luz entraba oblicuamente por la ventana

slant

[ˈslɑːnt]
n
(= sloping position) → inclinaison f
At the back of the house, the floors have a noticeable slant
BUT Au fond de la maison, les sols penchent nettement.Au fond de la maison, l'inclinaison des sols est nette.
on a slant → en pente
(= perspective) → point m de vue
(= bias) to give a slant to sth → déformer qch
vi (= slope) [floor, handwriting] → pencher
vt (= make biased) [+ news, account] → déformer

slant

n
Neigung f, → Schräge f; to be on a slantsich neigen, schräg sein; his handwriting has a definite slant to the right/lefter schreibt stark nach rechts/links
(fig: = bias, leaning) → Tendenz f, → Neigung f; (of newspaper article)Anstrich m; these newspapers have a right-wing slantdiese Zeitungen sind rechtsgerichtet or haben einen Rechtsdrall; to put a slant on somethingetw biegen
(Typ: = slash) → Schrägstrich m
vtverschieben; reportfärben; the book is slanted toward(s) womendas Buch ist auf Frauen ausgerichtet
vi (road)sich neigen; the light slanted in through the windowdas Licht fiel schräg durch das Fenster herein; her eyes slant up at the cornersihre Augen sind schräg gestellt

slant

[slɑːnt]
1. npendenza, inclinazione f (Geom) → apotema m (fig) (point of view) → punto di vista, angolazione f
to be on a slant → essere inclinato/a
to give a new slant on sth → presentare qc sotto una nuova angolazione
to get a new slant on sth → vedere qc da un'altra angolazione
2. vt (roof) → inclinare
to slant a report (fig) → dare una versione distorta or tendenziosa dei fatti
3. viessere inclinato/a, pendere

slant

(slaːnt) verb
to be, lie etc at an angle, away from a vertical or horizontal position or line; to slope. The house is very old and all the floors and ceilings slant a little.
noun
a sloping line or direction. The roof has a steep slant.
ˈslanting adjective
He has backward-slanting writing; slanting eyes.

slant

n. inclinación, plano inclinado;
v. inclinar; inclinarse [words] distorsionar, trastrocar.
References in classic literature ?
Then he chuckled gleefully as they followed him silently down the steep slant.
No more than he knew what horror that dark spot represented, did he know that Ah Moy's slant eyes had long since noticed it and were continuing to notice it, day by day, with secret growing terror.
Close-hauled on the south-east trades, the Mary Turner began her long slant toward the Marquesas.
From step to step the rising foot could not come up and forward on a slant.
Jerry felt his jowl and jaw clutched still more harshly and hardly, and, with increase of harshness and hardness, he was flung farther down the deck, which, on account of its growing slant due to heavier gusts of wind, had become a steep and slippery hill.
One side and one end of it come about as straight up out of the sea as the side of a house, the other end is irregular and the other side is a steep slant which an army would find very difficult to climb.
The bow colloid is unshuttered and Captain Purnall, one hand on the wheel, is feeling for a fair slant.
There is the faint "szgee" of the rudder, and back slides the arrow to 6000 on a falling slant of ten or fifteen knots.
A vortex has us by the beak and we dive down a two-thousand foot slant at an angle (the dip-dial and my bouncing body record it) of thirty-five.
So we breakfast in the arms of an easterly slant which pushes us along at a languid twenty.
It seemed incredible that that thing should creep straight up a sharp slant like the roof of a house--but there it was, and it was doing that very miracle.
It was planted straight up the mountain with the slant of a ladder that leans against a house, and it seemed to us that man would need good nerves who proposed to travel up it or down it either.