[ slant, slahnt ]
/ slænt, slɑnt /
verb (used without object)
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).
verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of slant
First recorded in 1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant
usage note for slant
OTHER WORDS FROM slantslant·ing·ly, slant·ly, adverbun·slant·ed, adjectiveun·slant·ing, adjective
Words nearby slant
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British Dictionary definitions for slanter (1 of 2)
/ (ˈslæntə) /
Australian obsolete, informal a variant of slinter
British Dictionary definitions for slanter (2 of 2)
/ (slɑːnt) /
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
Derived forms of slantslanting, adjectiveslantingly or slantly, adverb
Word Origin for slant
C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin
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