What does distort mean?

Definitions for distort
dɪˈstɔrtdis·tort

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. falsify, distort, garble, warpverb

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

  2. twist, twine, distortverb

    form into a spiral shape

    "The cord is all twisted"

  3. contort, deform, distort, wringverb

    twist and press out of shape

  4. tinge, color, colour, distortverb

    affect as in thought or feeling

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

  5. deform, distort, strainverb

    alter the shape of (something) by stress

    "His body was deformed by leprosy"

Wiktionary

  1. distortverb

    To bring something out of shape.

    Etymology: From distortum, past participle of distorquero

  2. distortverb

    To become misshapen.

    Etymology: From distortum, past participle of distorquero

  3. distortverb

    To give a false or misleading account of

    In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

    Etymology: From distortum, past participle of distorquero

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distortadjective

    distorted; misshapen

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

  2. Distortverb

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

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

  3. Distortverb

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

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

  4. Distortverb

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce distort?

How to say distort in sign language?

Numerology

  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

Examples of distort in a Sentence

  1. Fyodor Dostoevsky:

    By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.

  2. Mark Twain:

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

  3. Milton Garland:

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

  4. Mark Twain:

    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. (Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.)

  5. John Henry Cardinal Newman:

    Let us take things as we find them let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.

Images & Illustrations of distort

  1. distortdistortdistortdistortdistort

Popularity rank by frequency of use

distort#10000#32665#100000

Translations for distort

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • التشوهArabic
  • 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
  • บิดเบือนThai

Get even more translations for distort »

Translation

Find a translation for the distort definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these distort definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "distort." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/distort>.

    Are we missing a good definition for distort? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    young tree
    • A. jocularity
    • B. allogamy
    • C. sapling
    • D. mealie

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for distort: