What does distort mean?

Definitions for distortdɪˈstɔrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distort.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warp(verb)

    make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

  2. twist, twine, distort(verb)

    form into a spiral shape

    "The cord is all twisted"

  3. contort, deform, distort, wring(verb)

    twist and press out of shape

  4. tinge, color, colour, distort(verb)

    affect as in thought or feeling

    "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life"

  5. deform, distort, strain(verb)

    alter the shape of (something) by stress

    "His body was deformed by leprosy"


  1. distort(Verb)

    To bring something out of shape.

  2. distort(Verb)

    To become misshapen.

  3. distort(Verb)

    To give a false or misleading account of

    In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

  4. Origin: From distortum, past participle of distorquero

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distort(adj)

    distorted; misshapen

  2. Distort(verb)

    to twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body

  3. Distort(verb)

    to force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally

  4. Distort(verb)

    to wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning

  5. Origin: [L. distortus, p. p. of distorquere to twist, distort; dis- + torquere to twist. See Torsion.]


  1. Distort

    Distort was the second release and first remix album by Darkwave duo Collide which has been out of print for some time. However recently the album has been brought back in stock with a few more tracks and has undergone some more studio remixing and remastering for the 2006 release.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Distort

    dis-tort′, v.t. to turn a different way: to force out of the natural or regular shape or direction: to turn aside from the true meaning: to pervert: to misrepresent.—p.adj. Distort′ed.—n. Distor′tion, a twisting out of regular shape: crookedness: perversion.—adj. Distort′ive, causing distortion. [L. dis, asunder, torquēre, tortum, to twist.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distort in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distort in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please

  2. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish.

  3. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

  4. Jason Culverhouse:

    Sometimes you have to distort reality, to warp it back into normalcy. - Jason Culverhouse

  5. Milton Garland:

    Don't worry about anything. Worrying never solved anything. All it does is distort your mind.

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Translations for distort

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изкривявам, деформирам, изопачавамBulgarian
  • verzerrenGerman
  • misprezenti, distordi, tordiEsperanto
  • distorsionarSpanish
  • vääntää, vääristää, vääristelläFinnish
  • déformer, distordreFrench
  • fiar, cuir casadh i, cam, cuir as a chuma, athchum, cuir as a ríocht, cuir cor iIrish
  • torzít, csúsztatHungarian
  • memutarbalikkanIndonesian
  • deformare, distorcereItalian
  • 歪める, 曲げるJapanese
  • បង្ខូចទ្រង់ទ្រាយ, ធ្វើអោយខុសពីភាពដើមKhmer
  • whakariroMāori
  • verdraaien, vervalsen, vervormenDutch
  • forvrenge, fordreieNorwegian
  • wypaczaćPolish
  • distorcerPortuguese
  • искривить, искажать, искривлять, извращать, исказить, изгибать, извратить, изогнутьRussian
  • förvrängaSwedish

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