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tilt

verb

Definition of tilt

transitive verb
1 :to cause to have an inclination
2 a :to point or thrust in or as if in a tilt
  • tilt a lance
b :to charge against
  • tilt an adversary
intransitive verb
1 a :to move or shift so as to lean or incline :slant
b :to incline, tend, or become drawn toward an opinion, course of action, or one side of a controversy
2 a :to engage in a combat with lances :joust
b :to make an impetuous attack
  • tilt at social evils

tiltable

play \ˈtil-tə-bəl\ adjective

tilter

noun

Origin and Etymology of tilt

Middle English tulten, tilten to fall over, cause to fall, from Old English *tyltan, *tieltan, akin to Old English tealt unstable, tealtian to totter


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tilt

noun

Definition of tilt

1 a :the act of tilting :the state or position of being tilted
b :a sloping surface
c :slant, bias
  • a tilt toward military involvement
2 a :speed used in the phrase full tilt
3 :any of various contests resembling or suggesting tilting with lances
4 a :a contest on horseback in which two combatants charging with lances or similar weapons try to unhorse each other :joust
b :a tournament of tilts

tilt

adjective

Origin and Etymology of tilt


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tilt

noun \ ˈtilt \

Definition of tilt

:a canopy for a wagon, boat, or stall

Origin and Etymology of tilt

Middle English teld, telte tent, canopy, from Old English teld; akin to Old High German zelt tent


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tilt

verb

Definition of tilt

transitive verb
:to cover or provide with a tilt

First Known Use of tilt

15th century



TILT Defined for Kids

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tilt

verb \ ˈtilt \

Definition of tilt for Students

tilted; tilting
:to move or shift so as to slant or tip
  • She tilted her head to one side.

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tilt

noun

Definition of tilt for Students

1 :2slant
2 :1speed 2
  • We were traveling at full tilt.


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