- Slant means sloping.
An example of slant used as an adjective is in the phrase "slant position," which means a position that is sloping.
- The definition of a slant is an incline or a point of view.
- An example of a slant is an upward slope.
- An example of a slant is a conservative editorial approach in a newspaper.
- Slant is defined as to tip something to the side, or to write or tell something with a point of view.
- An example of to slant is to tilt a photo to the side.
- An example of to slant is to write a news story with an extreme liberal agenda.
- to incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
- to write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
- to distort in writing or telling so as to express a particular bias
Origin: Middle English slenten, to glide, slope from Scand, as inch(es) Old Danish slente, to slip from Indo-European an unverified form (s)lend(h)- from base an unverified form (s)leidh-, slippery, to glide from source slide
- an oblique or inclined surface, line, direction, etc.; slope; incline
- a point of view, attitude, or opinion
- a distortion or bias in narration
- Informal a quick, oblique look; glance
Origin: prob. aphetic < ME aslonte, aslant
- slantingly adverb
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verb slant·ed, slant·ing, slants verb, transitive
- To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope: She slants her letters from upper right to lower left.
- To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience: The story was slanted in favor of the strikers.
- a. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.b. A sloping thing or piece of ground.
- Printing A virgule.
- a. A personal point of view or opinion.b. A bias.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete slent, from Middle English slenten, to fall aslant, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
- slantˈing·ly adverb