Definitions for slantslænt, slɑnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slantslænt, slɑnt(v.i.)

  1. to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usu. fol. by toward).

  3. (v.t.)to cause to slope.

  4. to distort (information), as by rendering it incompletely, esp. in order to reflect or favor a particular viewpoint.

  5. to present for the interest or amusement of a specific group:

    a story slanted toward young adults.

  6. (n.)slanting or oblique direction; slope:

    the slant of a roof.

  7. a slanting line, surface, etc.

  8. a particular viewpoint, opinion, attitude, or perspective:

    a story with a humorous slant.

  9. a glance or look.

    Category: Informal

  10. (adj.)sloping; oblique.

Origin of slant:

1610–20; < Scand; cf. dial. Norw slenta to slope, early Dan slente to slip

slant′wise`

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slant, angle(noun)

    a biased way of looking at or presenting something

  2. pitch, rake, slant(verb)

    degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

    "the roof had a steep pitch"

  3. slant(verb)

    lie obliquely

    "A scar slanted across his face"

  4. slant, angle, weight(verb)

    present with a bias

    "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

  5. lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle(verb)

    to incline or bend from a vertical position

    "She leaned over the banister"

  6. cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch(verb)

    heel over

    "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slant(verb)ænt, slɑnt

    to be positioned or move at an angle; = slope

    a slanting line; The roof slants sharply downward.

  2. slantænt, slɑnt

    to describe or report sth in a way that unfairly favors sb or sth

    The newspaper slants its coverage.; the slant of her handwriting; the headline's slant

Wiktionary

  1. slant(Noun)

    A slope or incline.

    The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.

  2. slant(Noun)

    A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle.

    It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.

  3. slant(Noun)

    A person of Asian descent.

  4. slant(Verb)

    To lean, tilt or incline.

    If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.

  5. slant(Verb)

    To bias or skew.

    The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slant(verb)

    to be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope

  2. Slant(verb)

    to turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line

  3. Slant(noun)

    a slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant

  4. Slant(noun)

    an oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark

  5. Slant(verb)

    inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique

Freebase

  1. Slant

    A slant route is a pattern run by a receiver in American football, where the receiver runs up the field at approximately a 45-degree angle, heading to the gap between the linebackers and the linemen. Usually, the pass is used when the corner or nickelback are playing further away from the receiver, so a quick pass is able to be completed before the defender has time to try to break up the pass. The pass is used frequently in the West Coast system, where quick, accurate throwing is key. This route is most commonly used to exploit the cover 2 defense. Usually throwing in the seam between the safety and the cornerback is the key to getting a completion using this route.


Translations for slant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

slant(noun)

a sloping line or direction

The roof has a steep slant.

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