Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
  2. (noun, cognition) a biased way of looking at or presenting something
  3. (verb, cognition) present with a bias
  4. (verb, motion) heel over
    The ceiling is slanting
  5. (verb, motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position
  6. (verb, stative) lie obliquely

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Synonyms of Slant

angle, cant, cant over, lean, pitch, rake, tilt, tip, weight

Alternate forms of Slant

Derivations: slant

Hyponyms: cock, heel, incline, lean back, list, loft, pitch, recline, slope, weather

Hypernyms: bend, bias, flex, gradient, lie, move, point of view, predetermine, slope, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

Origin of the word Slant

  1. 1521, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scand. source (cf. Sw. slinta "to slip," Norw. slenta "to fall on one side"), from P.Gmc. *slintanan. Sense of "to slope" is first recorded 1698. The adj./adv. is attested from 1495. The noun is from 1655. Derogatory slang sense of "Oriental… more

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