slant
I. verb Etymology: Middle English slenten to fall obliquely, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slenta to slope, Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly Date: 1644 intransitive verb 1. to take a diagonal course, direction, or path 2. to turn or incline from a right line or a level ; slope transitive verb 1. to give an oblique or sloping direction to 2. to interpret or present in line with a special interest ; angle <
stories slanted toward youth
>
; especially to maliciously or dishonestly distort or falsify • slantingly adverb II. noun Date: 1655 1. a slanting direction, line, or plane ; slope 2. a. something that slants b. slash 4 c. a football running play in which the ballcarrier runs obliquely toward the line of scrimmage 3. a. a peculiar or personal point of view, attitude, or opinion b. a slanting view ; glanceslant adjectiveslantways adverbslantwise adverb or adjectiveslanty adjective

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  • Slant — Slant, a. [Cf. dial. Sw. slant. See {Slant}, v. i.] Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique. The slant lightning. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Slant — Slant, n. 1. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant. [1913 Webster] 2. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark. [1913 Webster] {Slant or wind}, a local variation of the wind from its general direction. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slant — [n1] angle, slope camber, cant, declination, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, leaning, pitch, rake, ramp, tilt; concept 738 Ant. evenness, level slant [n2] particular opinion angle, attitude, bias, direction, emphasis,… …   New thesaurus

  • Slant — Slant, v. t. To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Slant — Slant, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Slanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slanting}.] [OE. slenten to slope, slide; cf. Sw. slinta to slide.] To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope. [1913 Webster] On the side of younder… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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