verb \ˈslant\

: to not be level or straight up and down

: to present (something, such as a news story) in a way that favors a particular group, opinion, etc.

Full Definition of SLANT

intransitive verb
:  to take a diagonal course, direction, or path
:  to turn or incline from a right line or a level :  slope
transitive verb
:  to give an oblique or sloping direction to
:  to interpret or present in line with a special interest :  angle <stories slanted toward youth>; especially :  to maliciously or dishonestly distort or falsify
slant·ing·ly \ˈslan-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of SLANT

  1. The sunlight slanted down through the leaves and branches of the trees.
  2. She slanted her hat a little to the right.
  3. They deliberately slanted the story to make themselves look good.

Origin of SLANT

Middle English slenten to fall obliquely, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect slenta to slope, Old Norse sletta to throw carelessly
First Known Use: 1644

Rhymes with SLANT



: a direction, line, or surface that is not level or straight up and down

: a way of thinking about, describing, or discussing something

Full Definition of SLANT

:  a slanting direction, line, or plane :  slope
a :  something that slants
b :  slash 4
c :  a football running play in which the ballcarrier runs obliquely toward the line of scrimmage
a :  a peculiar or personal point of view, attitude, or opinion
b :  a slanting view :  glance
slant adjective
slant·ways \-ˌwāz\ adverb
slant·wise \-ˌwīz\ adverb or adjective
slanty \ˈslan-tē\ adjective

Examples of SLANT

  1. The computer keyboard is positioned at a slant so that typing is more comfortable for the wrists.
  2. He sliced the carrots on a slant.

First Known Use of SLANT



noun \ˈslant\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SLANT

:  a culture medium solidified obliquely in a tube so as to increase the surface area <a blood-agar slant>—compare stab 2a


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