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tilt

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noun \ˈtilt\

Definition of tilt

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 15th century


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tilt

transitive verb

Definition of tilt

  1. :  to cover or provide with a tilt

15th Century

First Known Use of tilt

15th century


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tilt

noun

Definition of tilt

  1. 1a :  a contest on horseback in which two combatants charging with lances or similar weapons try to unhorse each other :  joustb :  a tournament of tilts

  2. 2a :  dispute, contentionb :  speed —used in the phrase full tilt

  3. 3a :  the act of tilting :  the state or position of being tiltedb :  a sloping surfacec :  slant, bias <a tilt toward military involvement>

  4. 4 :  any of various contests resembling or suggesting tilting with lances

tilt

adjective

Origin and Etymology of tilt

4tilt


First Known Use: 1507


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tilt

verb

Definition of tilt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to have an inclination

  3. 2a :  to point or thrust in or as if in a tilt <tilt a lance>b :  to charge against <tilt an adversary>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1a :  to move or shift so as to lean or incline :  slantb :  to incline, tend, or become drawn toward an opinion, course of action, or one side of a controversy

  6. 2a :  to engage in a combat with lances :  joustb :  to make an impetuous attack <tilt at social evils>

tiltable

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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


First Known Use: 1594



TILT Defined for Kids

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tilt

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verb \ˈtilt\

Definition of tilt for Students

tilted

tilting

  1. :  to move or shift so as to slant or tip <She tilted her head to one side.>


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tilt

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Definition of tilt for Students

  1. 1 :  2slant

  2. 2 :  1speed 2 <We were traveling at full tilt.>



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