Origin of slant

First recorded in 1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant

SYNONYMS FOR slant

1 lean, incline. See slope.
6 incline, inclination, pitch, obliquity, obliqueness.

Related forms

slant·ing·ly, slant·ly, adverbun·slant·ed, adjectiveun·slant·ing, adjective

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for slant

slant

/ (slɑːnt) /

verb

noun

adjective

oblique, sloping

Derived Forms

slanting, adjectiveslantingly or slantly, adverb

Word Origin for slant

C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin
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