- to veer or angle away from a given level or line, especially from a horizontal; slope.
- to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually followed by toward).
- to cause to slope.
- to distort (information) by rendering it unfaithfully or incompletely, especially in order to reflect a particular viewpoint: He slanted the news story to discredit the Administration.
- to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers: a story slanted toward young adults.
- slanting or oblique direction; slope: the slant of a roof.
- a slanting line, surface, etc.
- a mental leaning, bias, or distortion: His mind shows a curious slant.
- viewpoint; opinion; attitude: Let him give you his slant.
- Informal. a glance or look.
- Also called angle. Journalism. the particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published: His column always has a humorous slant.
- an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
- Also called slant-in.a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
- Also called slant-eye [slant-ahy, slahnt-ahy] /ˈslæntˌaɪ, ˈslɑntˌaɪ/. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person from East Asia, especially a Chinese or Japanese person.
- sloping; oblique: a slant roof; a slant approach.
Origin of slant
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Examples from the Web for slanting
The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?
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“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.No Fireworks on Al Jazeera America’s Plodding Debut
August 21, 2013
At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.The Clock: New York's All-Night Art Sensation
February 9, 2011
With upraised forefinger and slanting head, he stood listening.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
It is sawn off at the proper length, square at one end and slanting at the other.In the Midst of Alarms
You can see how they cut the big stones with slanting ends to do this.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
We began to move slowly in a slanting direction against the current.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
In the darkness they hurried to the deck, which was slanting from her list.
- to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
- (tr) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
- (intr foll by towards) (of a person's opinions) to be biased
- an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
- a way of looking at something
- a bias or opinion, as in an article
- a less technical name for solidus
- on a slant or on the slant sloping
- oblique, sloping
Word Origin and History for slanting
1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish slinta "to slip," Norwegian slenta "to fall on one side"), from Proto-Germanic *slintanan. Intransitive sense of "to slope, to lie obliquely" is first recorded 1690s; transitive sense of "to give a sloping direction to" is from 1805. Related: Slanted; slanting. As an adverb from late 15c.; as an adjective from 1610s. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.
1650s, "an oblique direction or plane" (originally of landforms), from slant (v.). Meaning "a way of regarding something" is from 1905. Derogatory slang sense of "a slant-eyed Asian person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).