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Definitions for aslant
əˈslænt, əˈslɑntaslant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, slopingadverb

    having an oblique or slanted direction

  2. aslantadverb

    over or across in a slanting direction

  3. obliquely, aslant, athwartadverb

    at an oblique angle

    "the sun shone aslant into his face"


  1. aslantadverb

    at a slant

  2. aslantadjective


  3. aslantpreposition

    diagonally over or across

    Lay the gun aslant your lap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aslant

    toward one side; in a slanting direction; obliquely

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + slant.]

  2. Aslant

    in a slanting direction over; athwart

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + slant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aslant

    a-slant′, adj. or adv. obliquely.—Also Asklent′ (Scot.).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aslant

    Formed or placed in an oblique line, as with dagger-knees, &c.--To sail aslant, turning to windward.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aslant

    Formed or placed in an oblique line.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aslant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aslant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of aslant in a Sentence

  1. Aeschylus:

    Justice, voiceless, unseen, seeth thee when thou sleepest and when thou goest forth and when thou liest down. Continually doth she attend thee, now aslant thy course, now at a later time.

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