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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 ?
They now followed Diksey to the farther end of the great cave, beyond the Horner city, where there were several round, dark holes leading into the ground in a slanting direction.
Was it not youth to feel as he felt now, when coming from the other side to the edge of the wood he saw in the glowing light of the slanting sunbeams the gracious figure of Varenka in her yellow gown with her basket, walking lightly by the trunk of an old birch tree, and when this impression of the sight of Varenka blended so harmoniously with the beauty of the view, of the yellow oatfield lying bathed in the slanting sunshine, and beyond it the distant ancient forest flecked with yellow and melting into the blue of the distance?
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.
The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
P-, in charge of the deck, hooked on to the windward mizzen rigging in a state of perfect serenity; myself, the third mate, also hooked on somewhere to windward of the slanting poop, in a state of the utmost preparedness to jump at the very first hint of some sort of order, but otherwise in a perfectly acquiescent state of mind.
That gap was altogether fortunate for me, for the narrow chimney, slanting obliquely upward, must have impeded the nearer pursuers.