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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 ?
I crept to the top of it and lay there on the slant of the muck to watch.
Think of people FARMING on a slant which is so steep that the best you can say of it--if you want to be fastidiously accurate--is, that it is a little steeper than a ladder and not quite so steep as a mansard roof.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
And that was plainly the last signal of danger, for the buccaneers turned at once and ran, separating in every direction, one seaward along the cove, one slant across the hill, and so on, so that in half a minute not a sign of them remained but Pew.
The bow colloid is unshuttered and Captain Purnall, one hand on the wheel, is feeling for a fair slant.
The Manila she lay down whin she dropped Boston Light, and she never lufted her lee- rail up to that time - hustlin' on one an' the same slant.
It glowed and blushed beneath the eyes of the slant sunlight, and fairly laughed with flowers.
He thought how much better it was to be a dumb, unquestioning beast, or a human being conscious of his soul, than to be as he was--alone, a materialist, who saw the meaninglessness of matter and whose mind, in some manner which he did not understand, had developed a slant that made him doubt what others accepted so easily as facts.
he questioned, raising himself up to slant a glance at her beneath his scowl.
One had only to look at him, from the slant of his bald forehead and the curve of his beautiful fair moustache to the long patent-leather feet at the other end of his lean and elegant person, to feel that the knowledge of "form" must be congenital in any one who knew how to wear such good clothes so carelessly and carry such height with so much lounging grace.
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.
He was a very quick and gay intelligence, with more sympathy for my love of our author's humor than for my love of his sentiment, and I can remember very well the twinkle of his little sharp black eyes, with their Tartar slant, and the twitching of his keenly pointed, sensitive nose, when we came to some passage of biting satire, or some phrase in which the bitter Jew had unpacked all the insult of his soul.