tilt

1
[ tilt ]
/ tɪlt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Idioms

    (at) full tilt. full tilt.
    tilt at windmills, to contend against imaginary opponents or injustices.Also fight with windmills.

Origin of tilt

1
1300–50; Middle English tylten to upset, tumble < Scandinavian; compare dialectal Norwegian tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady; akin to Old English tealt unsteady, tealtian to totter, amble, Middle Dutch touteren to sway
Related formstilt·a·ble, adjectivetilt·er, noun

Definition for tilt (2 of 2)

tilt

2
[ tilt ]
/ tɪlt /

noun

a cover of coarse cloth, canvas, etc., as for a wagon.
an awning.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a tilt.

Origin of tilt

2
1400–50; late Middle English, variant of tild, Old English teld; cognate with German Zelt tent, Old Norse tjald tent, curtain
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British Dictionary definitions for tilt (1 of 2)

tilt

1
/ (tɪlt) /

verb

noun

Derived Formstilter, noun

Word Origin for tilt

Old English tealtian; related to Dutch touteren to totter, Norwegian tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady

British Dictionary definitions for tilt (2 of 2)

tilt

2
/ (tɪlt) /

noun

an awning or canopy, usually of canvas, for a boat, booth, etc

verb

(tr) to cover or provide with a tilt

Word Origin for tilt

Old English teld; related to Old High German zelt tent, Old Norse tjald tent
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