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tilt 1

 (tĭlt)
v. tilt·ed, tilt·ing, tilts
v.tr.
1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline: tilt a soup bowl; tilt a chair backward. See Synonyms at slant.
2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another: a development that tilted the balance of trade in their favor.
3.
a. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
b. To charge (an opponent); attack.
4. To forge with a tilt hammer.
v.intr.
1. To slope; incline: The field tilts toward the river.
2. To have a preference, favor, or be inclined toward something: She recently tilted toward vegetarianism.
3. To be advantageous to one side over another, as in a dispute: "The battle ... was beginning to tilt again in the Confederates' favor" (Stephen W. Sears).
4.
a. To fight with lances; joust.
b. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight: tilting at injustices.
n.
1. The act of tilting or the condition of being tilted.
2.
a. An inclination from the horizontal or vertical; a slant: adjusting the tilt of a writing table.
b. A sloping surface, as of the ground.
3.
a. A tendency to favor one side in a dispute: the court's tilt toward conservative rulings.
b. A preference, inclination, or bias: "pitilessly illuminates the inaccuracies and tilts of the press" (Nat Hentoff).
4.
a. A medieval sport in which two mounted knights with lances charged together and attempted to unhorse one another.
b. A thrust or blow with a lance.
5. A combat, especially a verbal one; a debate.
6. A tilt hammer.
7. New England See seesaw.
Idioms:
at full tilt
At full speed: a tank moving at full tilt.
on tilt
In a reckless manner, especially playing poker recklessly after experiencing bad or good luck.

[Middle English tilten, to cause to fall, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

tilt′er n.

tilt 2

 (tĭlt)
n.
A canopy or an awning for a boat, wagon, or cart.
tr.v. tilt·ed, tilt·ing, tilts
To cover (a vehicle) with a canopy or an awning.

[Middle English telte, tent, from Old English teld.]

tilt

(tɪlt)
vb
1. to incline or cause to incline at an angle
2. (usually intr) to attack or overthrow (a person or people) in a tilt or joust
3. (when: intr, often foll by at) to aim or thrust: to tilt a lance.
4. (tr) to work or forge with a tilt hammer
n
5. a slope or angle: at a tilt.
6. the act of tilting
7. (Historical Terms) (esp in medieval Europe)
a. a jousting contest
b. a thrust with a lance or pole delivered during a tournament
8. an attempt to win a contest
9. (Tools) See tilt hammer
10. full tilt at full tilt at full speed or force
[Old English tealtian; related to Dutch touteren to totter, Norwegian tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady]
ˈtilter n

tilt

(tɪlt)
n
an awning or canopy, usually of canvas, for a boat, booth, etc
vb
(tr) to cover or provide with a tilt
[Old English teld; related to Old High German zelt tent, Old Norse tjald tent]

tilt1

(tɪlt)

v.t.
1. to cause to lean, incline, or slant.
2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust.
3. to hold poised for attack, as a lance.
v.i.
4. to assume a sloping position or direction.
5. to strike, thrust, or charge with a lance or the like (usu. fol. by at).
6. to engage in a joust, tournament, or similar contest.
7. to incline in opinion, feeling, etc.; lean.
n.
8. an act or instance of tilting.
9. a sloping position.
10. an incline or slope.
11. a joust or similar contest.
12. a dispute; controversy.
13. a thrust of a weapon, as at a joust.
Idioms:
1. (at) full tilt, at maximum speed; with great energy.
2. tilt at windmills, to contend against imaginary opponents or injustices.
[1300–50; Middle English: to upset, tumble]
tilt′a•ble, adj.
tilt′er, n.

tilt2

(tɪlt)

n.
1. a cover of coarse cloth, canvas, etc., as for a wagon.
2. an awning.
v.t.
3. to furnish with a tilt.
[1400–50; late Middle English, alter. of tild, Old English teld, c. Old High German zelt tent, Old Norse tjald tent, curtain]

tilt

- Originally meant "fall over," from Germanic taltaz, "unsteady," long before it meant "slant."
See also related terms for slant.

tilt

See: roll.

tilt


Past participle: tilted
Gerund: tilting

Imperative
tilt
tilt
Present
I tilt
you tilt
he/she/it tilts
we tilt
you tilt
they tilt
Preterite
I tilted
you tilted
he/she/it tilted
we tilted
you tilted
they tilted
Present Continuous
I am tilting
you are tilting
he/she/it is tilting
we are tilting
you are tilting
they are tilting
Present Perfect
I have tilted
you have tilted
he/she/it has tilted
we have tilted
you have tilted
they have tilted
Past Continuous
I was tilting
you were tilting
he/she/it was tilting
we were tilting
you were tilting
they were tilting
Past Perfect
I had tilted
you had tilted
he/she/it had tilted
we had tilted
you had tilted
they had tilted
Future
I will tilt
you will tilt
he/she/it will tilt
we will tilt
you will tilt
they will tilt
Future Perfect
I will have tilted
you will have tilted
he/she/it will have tilted
we will have tilted
you will have tilted
they will have tilted
Future Continuous
I will be tilting
you will be tilting
he/she/it will be tilting
we will be tilting
you will be tilting
they will be tilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tilting
you have been tilting
he/she/it has been tilting
we have been tilting
you have been tilting
they have been tilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tilting
you will have been tilting
he/she/it will have been tilting
we will have been tilting
you will have been tilting
they will have been tilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tilting
you had been tilting
he/she/it had been tilting
we had been tilting
you had been tilting
they had been tilting
Conditional
I would tilt
you would tilt
he/she/it would tilt
we would tilt
you would tilt
they would tilt
Past Conditional
I would have tilted
you would have tilted
he/she/it would have tilted
we would have tilted
you would have tilted
they would have tilted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilt - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lancestilt - a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
struggle, battle - an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition"
tournament - a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
2.tilt - a contentious speech acttilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
difference of opinion, dispute, difference, conflict - a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
argle-bargle, argy-bargy - a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
firestorm - an outburst of controversy; "the incident triggered a political firestorm"
sparring - an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
polemic - a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
fight - an intense verbal dispute; "a violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
3.tilt - a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
partisanship, partiality - an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
4.tilt - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the verticaltilt - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
5.tilt - pitching dangerously to one sidetilt - pitching dangerously to one side  
pitching, lurch, pitch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
Verb1.tilt - to incline or bend from a vertical positiontilt - 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
2.tilt - 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"
3.tilt - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
4.tilt - charge with a tilt
joust - joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

tilt

verb
1. slant, tip, slope, list, lean, heel, incline, cant The boat instantly tilted, filled and sank.
2. angle, tip, lean, incline She tilted her head back to look at him.
noun
1. inclination, nod an apologetic tilt of the head
2. slope, angle, inclination, list, pitch, incline, slant, cant, camber, gradient the tilt of the earth's axis
3. bid for, crack at His first tilt at Parliament came in 1994.
4. (Medieval history) joust, fight, tournament, lists, clash, set-to (informal), encounter, combat, duel, tourney The crowd cheered and the tilt began.

tilt

verb
1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal:
2. To strive in opposition:
noun
1. Deviation from a particular direction:
2. Any competition or test of opposing wills likened to the sport in which knights fought with lances:
Translations
إمالَه، إنْحِدار، مَيْليَميل، يُمَيِّل
naklonitsklon
hældningvæltevippe
dõldõlés
hallahalli
noliektnoliektiessasvērienssasvērtsasvērties
nagniti se
eğiklikeğimeğmekmeyilyana yatmak

tilt

[tɪlt]
A. N
1. (= slant) → inclinación f
the tilt of the earth's axisla inclinación del eje de la Tierra
the tilt of his head when he listenedla inclinación or el ladeo de su cabeza cuando escuchaba
a tilt in the balance of powerun cambio en el equilibrio del poder
to give sth a tiltinclinar algo, ladear algo
on/at a tiltinclinado, ladeado
2. (Hist) → torneo m, justa f
(at) full tilta toda velocidad or carrera
to run full tilt into a walldar de lleno contra una pared
to have a tilt atarremeter contra
B. VTinclinar, ladear
tilt it this way/the other wayinclínalo hacia este/el otro lado
he tilted his chair backinclinó la silla hacia atrás
C. VI
1. (= lean) → inclinarse, ladearse
to tilt to one sideinclinarse hacia un lado
he tilted back in his chairse recostó en la silla
to tilt over (= lean) → inclinarse; (= fall) → volcarse, caer
a lorry that tilts upun camión basculante or que bascula
2. (Hist) → justar
to tilt againstarremeter contra

tilt

[ˈtɪlt]
vt [+ hat] → incliner; [+ head] → pencher, incliner; [+ picture, mirror] → incliner
to tilt one's hat back → rejeter son chapeau en arrière
to tilt one's hat to one side → incliner son chapeau sur le côté
to tilt one's head back → pencher la tête en arrière
to tilt one's head to one side → pencher la tête sur le côté
to tilt one's chair back → se balancer en arrière sur sa chaise, se pencher en arrière sur sa chaise
vi
(= tip) [boat] → gîter; [chair] → pencher; [head] → pencher
The boat instantly tilted, filled and sank → Le bateau se mit immédiatement à gîter, puis il prit l'eau et sombra.
(= stand unevenly) → pencher
n [surface] → inclinaison f
[head, hat]
She smiled with an upward tilt of her head → Elle sourit en rejetant la tête en arrière.
to wear one's hat at a tilt → porter son chapeau incliné sur le côté
at full tilt, full tilt → à toute vitessetilting train ntrain m pendulaire

tilt

n
(= slope)Neigung f; the sideways tilt of his headseine schräge Kopfhaltung; if you increase the (angle of) tilt of the conveyor belt …wenn Sie das Fließband schräger stellen; (sideways also) → wenn Sie das Fließband weiter kippen; to have a tiltsich neigen; the wall has developed rather a dangerous tiltdie Wand neigt sich ziemlich gefährlich; the bird’s/plane’s wings have a slight downward tiltdie Flügel des Vogels/Flugzeugs neigen sich leicht nach unten
(Hist, = tournament) → Turnier nt; (= thrust)Stoß m; to have a tilt at somebody/something (fig)jdn/etw aufs Korn nehmen
? full
vt
kippen, schräg stellen; head(seitwärts) neigen
(fig) argumentkippen; to tilt the balance of power toward(s)/against somebodydas Kräftegleichgewicht zugunsten/zuungunsten von jdm verschieben
vi
(= slant)sich neigen; this part of the machine tiltsdieser Teil der Maschine lässt sich kippen
(fig) to tilt at somebody/somethingjdn/etw attackieren ? windmill

tilt

[tɪlt]
1. n
a. (slope) → pendio
to wear one's hat at a tilt → portare il cappello sulle ventitré
b. (fam) (at) full tilta tutta velocità
2. vtinclinare, far pendere
tilt it this way/the other way → inclinalo da questa/quella parte
he tilted his chair back → ha inclinato la sedia indietro
3. viinclinarsi, pendere
to tilt to one side → inclinarsi da una parte
he tilted back in his chair → si è inclinato indietro con la sedia

tilt

(tilt) verb
to go or put (something) into a sloping or slanting position. He tilted his chair backwards; The lamp tilted and fell.
noun
a slant; a slanting position. The table is at a slight tilt.
(at) full tilt
at full speed. He rushed down the street at full tilt.
References in classic literature ?
As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside; here's the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Water-bearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and to wind up with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.
Then a whistle would toot, and across the curtain of the theater would come a little engine with a carload of something to be dumped into one of the receptacles; and then another whistle would toot, down by the stage, and another train would back up--and suddenly, without an instant's warning, one of the giant kettles began to tilt and topple, flinging out a jet of hissing, roaring flame.
Like the sword of Coeur De Lion, which always blazed in the front and thickest of the battle, Sam's palm-leaf was to be seen everywhere when there was the least danger that a horse could be caught; there he would bear down full tilt, shouting, "Now for it
I, however, succeeded in getting to the edge of the woods with little diffi- culty; but I had got a very few rods into the woods, when the oxen took fright, and started full tilt, carry- ing the cart against trees, and over stumps, in the most frightful manner.
After that, he slouched over his horse in his usual manner; and made no other reference to the subject except, half an hour afterwards, taking a piece of chalk from his pocket, and writing up, inside the tilt of the cart, 'Clara Peggotty' - apparently as a private memorandum.
She was well educated, refined in her manners and habits, skilled in etiquette to an extent irritating to the ignorant, and gifted with a delicate complexion, pearly teeth, and a face that would have been Grecian but for a slight upward tilt of the nose and traces of a square, heavy type in the jaw.
I never tilt against beauty," he said, with a wave of his hand.
And when a moment later Schurka joined her, they set off at full tilt to the stone tower where Martin was a prisoner, taking the rolls with them.
It came charging full tilt upon Bell, driving three inventors abreast--Edison, Gray, and Dolbear.
He who led the mules and acted as carter was a hideous demon; the cart was open to the sky, without a tilt or cane roof, and the first figure that presented itself to Don Quixote's eyes was that of Death itself with a human face; next to it was an angel with large painted wings, and at one side an emperor, with a crown, to all appearance of gold, on his head.
A tilt of the head as she emphasized some maternal admonition to the passive Geeka revealed occasionally a rounded cheek or a piquant little chin.
Suddenly, three paces from my enemy, I unexpectedly made up my mind--I closed my eyes, and we ran full tilt, shoulder to shoulder, against one another