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slant

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verb \ˈslant\

Simple Definition of slant

  • : 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

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take a diagonal course, direction, or path

  3. 2 :  to turn or incline from a right line or a level :  slope

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to give an oblique or sloping direction to

  6. 2 :  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 play \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


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slant

noun

Simple Definition of 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

  1. 1 :  a slanting direction, line, or plane :  slope

  2. 2a :  something that slantsb :  slash 4c :  a football running play in which the ballcarrier runs obliquely toward the line of scrimmage

  3. 3a :  a peculiar or personal point of view, attitude, or opinionb :  a slanting view :  glance

slant adjective
slant·ways play \-ˌwāz\ adverb
slant·wise play \-ˌwīz\ adverb or adjective
slanty play \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.



1655

First Known Use of slant

1655


SLANTWISE Defined for Kids

slantwise

adverb or adjective slant·wise \ˈslant-ˌwīz\

Definition of slantwise

  1. :  at a slant :  in a slanting position <The boards were placed slantwise.>




Medical Dictionary

slant

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noun \ˈslant\

Medical Definition of slant

  1. :  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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