Definitions for slantwise
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usu. fol. by toward).
(v.t.)to cause to slope.
to distort (information), as by rendering it incompletely, esp. in order to reflect or favor a particular viewpoint.
to present for the interest or amusement of a specific group:
a story slanted toward young adults.
(n.)slanting or oblique direction; slope:
the slant of a roof.
a slanting line, surface, etc.
a particular viewpoint, opinion, attitude, or perspective:
a story with a humorous slant.
a glance or look.
Origin of slant:
1610–20; < Scand; cf. dial. Norw slenta to slope, early Dan slente to slip
at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction
diagonally, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes
diagonal, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes
alt. of Slantly