slant

verb
\ ˈslant How to pronounce slant (audio) \
slanted; slanting; slants

Definition of slant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

slant

noun

Definition of slant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a slanting direction, line, or plane : slope
2a : something that slants
c : a football running play in which the ballcarrier runs obliquely toward the line of scrimmage
3a : a peculiar or personal point of view, attitude, or opinion
b : a slanting view : glance

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Other Words from slant

Verb

slantingly \ ˈslan-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce slant (audio) \ adverb

Noun

slant adjective
slantways \ ˈslant-​ˌwāz How to pronounce slant (audio) \ adverb
slantwise \ ˈslant-​ˌwīz How to pronounce slant (audio) \ adverb or adjective
slanty \ ˈslan-​tē How to pronounce slant (audio) \ adjective

Examples of slant in a Sentence

Verb The sunlight slanted down through the leaves and branches of the trees. She slanted her hat a little to the right. They deliberately slanted the story to make themselves look good. Noun The computer keyboard is positioned at a slant so that typing is more comfortable for the wrists. He sliced the carrots on a slant.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb With the house now slanted on its base and not repairable, Patterson told WYFF News 4 his family does not have insurance to cover the damage from the storm. Fox News, "South Carolina man paints Venmo account on tornado-destroyed home, asks 'can you help'," 26 Apr. 2020 The idea to use a marble came from a scene in the pilot, in which Holmes uses a marble to determine a building’s floor is slanted. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The 2010s were a veritable golden age of opening credits in television," 30 Dec. 2019 Eun Kyung Park, the shape's inventor, gives the classic black manicure an edge — literally — with her signature long and slanted tips. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, ""Lipstick Nails" Prove Your Nail Shape Is Just as Important as Your Nail Art," 21 Feb. 2020 Though this year's Oscar winners have slanted toward the , the night's performances have been refreshingly unpredictable. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Oscars Audience Was Very Confused by Eminem's Surprise Performance," 10 Feb. 2020 As Ryan Grim, Aída Chávez, and Akela Lacy write at The Intercept, other questions had equally slanted presuppositions. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, "Is the media about to have a conniption fit over Bernie Sanders?," 17 Jan. 2020 Huffman was the first parent sentenced in the scandal that exposed the lengths some parents will go to to get their children into elite schools and reinforced suspicions that the college admissions process is slanted toward the rich. Jocelyn Gecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam," 15 Oct. 2019 The video also reminds us that sports is often about mythmaking, but myths can be slanted. Paul Lukas, SI.com, "Uni Watch: Bears ’36 Throwbacks Shine Light on NFL’s Segregated Era," 27 Sep. 2019 Afternoon sun would stream and slant into our room and then, dusk would settle. BostonGlobe.com, "Why I still roast a turkey on Thanksgiving - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Hill caught a slant over the middle and angled toward the Chiefs sideline, where three defensive players boxed him in. Dave Skretta, ajc, "After shaky start, Chiefs' Hill matures into All-Pro star," 31 Jan. 2021 Mike Woods caught a 16-yard play-action slant from Feleipe Franks on the first play from scrimmage. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, "No. 1 Tide rout Hogs in regular-season finale," 12 Dec. 2020 Quick slant: The Miami Hurricanes continue a quest to run through the remainder of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, seeking a rematch with No. 1 Clemson at season’s end in the ACC Championship Game. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Game time: Fast facts, keys to No. 11 Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia," 23 Oct. 2020 His 43-yard touchdown resembled an Odell Beckham Jr-lite slant. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Why the Browns defense must be ready to run with the Cowboys' fast offense: Film review," 2 Oct. 2020 On the first play of Yurcich’s time at Texas, senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger faked a handoff and tossed a slant to sophomore receiver Joshua Moore. Dallas News, "5 takeaways from Texas' win over UTEP: Mike Yurcich’s offense, Sam Ehlinger race out to hot start," 13 Sep. 2020 From there it was sent to Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) in San Diego for its roll cage and wild slant-nose Porsche 935-inspired body, which was crafted out of aluminum. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "1984 Porsche 911 Ruf RSR Bristles with Power," 21 Jan. 2021 From its front view, the roof is interrupted by three big barrel rolls as wide as the building and stacked on a slant. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit architect came out of retirement to design $2M Bloomfield Hills home for friends," 6 Dec. 2020 Mullens overthrew wide receiver Kendrick Bourne on a slant on the 49ers’ first offensive snap. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Mullens far from magical in 49ers’ 25-20 loss to Eagles," 4 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of slant

Verb

1644, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slant

Verb

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

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“Slant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slant. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for slant

slant

verb

English Language Learners Definition of slant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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.

slant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of slant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a direction, line, or surface that is not level or straight up and down
: a way of thinking about, describing, or discussing something

slant

verb
\ ˈslant How to pronounce slant (audio) \
slanted; slanting

Kids Definition of slant

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to turn or incline diagonally from a straight line or level : slope

slant

noun

Kids Definition of slant (Entry 2 of 3)

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

slant

adjective

Kids Definition of slant (Entry 3 of 3)

: not level or straight up and down

slant

noun
\ ˈslant How to pronounce slant (audio) \

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 sense 2a

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