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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. slantwise, slantways(adverb)

    at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction


  1. slantwise(Adverb)

    diagonally, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes

  2. slantwise(Adjective)

    diagonal, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slantwise(adverb)

    alt. of Slantly


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