aslant

  • 1 Aslant — A*slant , adv. & a. [Pref. a + slant.] Toward one side; in a slanting direction; obliquely. [1913 Webster] [The shaft] drove through his neck aslant. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Aslant — A*slant , prep. In a slanting direction over; athwart. [1913 Webster] There is a willow grows aslant a brook. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 aslant — index oblique (slanted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 aslant — (adv.) early 14c., o slant, lit. on slant, from ON (Cf. on) + SLANT (Cf. slant). As a preposition from c.1600 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 aslant — ► ADVERB ▪ at a slant. ► PREPOSITION ▪ across at a slant …

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  • 6 aslant — [ə slant′] adv. on a slant; slantingly; obliquely prep. on a slant across adj. slanting …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 aslant — 1. adjective slanting 2. adverb at a slant , Finnish: , 3. preposition diagonally over or across …

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  • 8 aslant — adverb (not before noun) formal not straight up or down, but across at an angle aslant adjective asleep adjective (not before noun) 1 sleeping: Quiet! The baby is asleep. | fast/sound asleep (=very deeply asleep): You ll be fast asleep by the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 aslant — adv. & prep. adv. obliquely or at a slant. prep. obliquely across (lay aslant the path) …

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  • 10 aslant — I. adverb or adjective Date: 14th century in a slanting direction ; obliquely II. preposition Date: 1596 over or across in a slanting direction …

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  • 11 aslant — /euh slant , euh slahnt /, adv. 1. at a slant; slantingly; obliquely. adj. 2. slanting or on a slant; oblique. prep. 3. slantingly across; athwart. [1250 1300; ME on slont, on slent on slope, at a SLANT] * * * …

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  • 12 aslant — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. slanting, oblique (See obliquity) …

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  • 13 aslant — a|slant [əˈsla:nt US əˈslænt] adj, adv [not before noun] formal not straight up or down, but across at an angle …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 aslant — a·slant || É™ slɑːnt adv. on a slant, in a slanting direction …

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  • 15 aslant — adverb at a slant. preposition across at a slant …

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  • 16 aslant — I. ad. Obliquely, askance, aslope. See askew. II. a. Oblique, inclined, slanting, sloping …

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  • 17 aslant — adv 1. slantwise, at a slant, slantingly, sideways, obliquely, at an angle; aslope, at a slope, diagonally, crossways, crosswise. adj 2. slanting, slant, slantwise, oblique, diagonal, sloping, aslope, at an angle. prep 3. slanting across, athwart …

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  • 18 aslant — a•slant [[t]əˈslænt, əˈslɑnt[/t]] adv. 1) at a slant; slantingly; obliquely 2) slanting or on a slant; oblique 3) slantingly across; athwart • Etymology: 1250–1300 …

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  • 19 aslant — /əˈslænt/ (say uh slant) adverb 1. at a slant; slantingly; obliquely. –adjective 2. slanting; oblique. –preposition 3. slantingly across; athwart. {Middle English on slont, on slent on slope. Compare Swedish slänt slope} …

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  • 20 slantwise adv. aslant. — slap v., n., & adv. v. (slapped, slapping) 1 tr. & intr. strike with the palm of the hand or a flat object, or so as to make a similar noise. 2 tr. lay forcefully (slapped the money on the table; slapped a writ on the offender). 3 tr. put hastily …

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