Slant Definition

slănt
slanted, slanting, slants
verb
slanted, slanting, slants
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.
American Heritage
To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest.
Webster's New World
To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope.
Webster's New World
To distort in writing or telling so as to express a particular bias.
Webster's New World
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.
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noun
slants
An oblique or inclined surface, line, direction, etc.; slope; incline.
Webster's New World
A sloping thing or piece of ground.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A virgule.
American Heritage
A point of view, attitude, or opinion.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Oblique; sloping; inclined.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Slant

Noun

Singular:
slant
Plural:
slants

Origin of Slant

  • Alteration of obsolete slent from Middle English slenten to fall aslant perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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