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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slanting - having an oblique or slanted directionslanting - having an oblique or slanted direction
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"

slanting

adjective sloping, angled, inclined, tilted, tilting, sideways, slanted, bent, diagonal, oblique, at an angle, canted, on the bias, aslant, slantwise, atilt, cater-cornered (U.S. informal) those slanting cheekbones

slanting

adjective
Angled at a slant:
Translations
مائِل
šikmý
hallandi
eğikyana yatık

slanting

[ˈslɑːntɪŋ] ADJinclinado, sesgado

slanting

[ˈslɑːntɪŋ] adj [roof] → en pente; [eyes] → bridé(e); [handwriting] → penché(e); [rain] → oblique

slanting

adjschräg

slanting

[ˈslɑːntɪŋ] adj (handwriting) → inclinato/a; (roof) → spiovente; (line) → obliquo/a; (rain) → che cade di traverso

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.
References in classic literature ?
The men went down to the barn immediately after supper, and when the dishes were washed, Antonia and I climbed up on the slanting roof of the chicken-house to watch the clouds.
Edna arose quietly from the bed, and looking between the curtains of the window, she saw by the slanting rays of the sun that the afternoon was far advanced.
But, on the other hand, they connect diagonally, and the sprawling outlines run off in great slanting waves of optic horror, like a lot of wallowing seaweeds in full chase.
Its windows gleamed cheerfully in the slanting sunlight.
A slanting ray lingered on the woody crests of the precipices that overhung some parts of the river, giving greater depth to the dark gray and purple of their rocky sides.
While he was speaking these words, the howling of the shrieking, slanting storm without seemed to add new power to the preacher, who, when describing Jonah's sea-storm, seemed tossed by a storm himself.
The slanting light of the setting sun quivers on the sea-like expanse of the river; the shivery canes, and the tall, dark cypress, hung with wreaths of dark, funereal moss, glow in the golden ray, as the heavily-laden steamboat marches onward.
The amphitheatre was packed, from the bull-ring to the highest row - twelve thousand people in one circling mass, one slanting, solid mass - royalties, nobles, clergy, ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sailors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery-maids, doubtful women, dudes, gamblers, beggars, loafers, tramps, American ladies, gentlemen, preachers, English ladies, gentlemen, preachers, German ditto, French ditto, and so on and so on, all the world represented: Spaniards to admire and praise, foreigners to enjoy and go home and find fault - there they were, one solid, sloping, circling sweep of rippling and flashing color under the downpour of the summer sun - just a garden, a gaudy, gorgeous flower-garden
It was one of these long, slanting, two-mile cross- ings; so I was a good long time in getting over.
You could follow the line of the procession back, and slanting upward into the sky, far away in a glittering snaky rope, till it was only a faint streak in the distance.
Under the ceaseless conflagration of lightning that flamed in the skies, everything below stood out in clean-cut and shadowless distinctness: the bending trees, the billowy river, white with foam, the driving spray of spume-flakes, the dim outlines of the high bluffs on the other side, glimpsed through the drifting cloud-rack and the slanting veil of rain.