aslant

[ uh-slant, uh-slahnt ]
/ əˈslænt, əˈslɑnt /

adverb

at a slant; slantingly; obliquely.

adjective

slanting or on a slant; oblique.

preposition

slantingly across; athwart.

Nearby words

  1. asking price,
  2. askja,
  3. askos,
  4. asl,
  5. asla,
  6. aslaug,
  7. asleep,
  8. asleep at the switch,
  9. aslef,
  10. aslib

Origin of aslant

1250–1300; Middle English on slont, on slent on slope, at a slant

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British Dictionary definitions for aslant

aslant

/ (əˈslɑːnt) /

adverb

at a slant

preposition

at a slant across or athwart
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Word Origin and History for aslant

aslant

adv.

early 14c., o-slant, literally "on slant," from on + slant (v.). As a preposition from c.1600.

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