Nearby words

  1. slang dictionary,
  2. slanging match,
  3. slanguage,
  4. slangy,
  5. slank,
  6. slant board,
  7. slant culture,
  8. slant front,
  9. slant height,
  10. slant rhyme

Origin of slant

First recorded in 1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant

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

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

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slanting

British Dictionary definitions for slanting



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
Derived Formsslanting, adjectiveslantingly or slantly, adverb

Word Origin for slant

C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin

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Word Origin and History for slanting
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