Slant meaning

slănt
Slant means sloping.

An example of slant used as an adjective is in the phrase "slant position," which means a position that is sloping.

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Oblique; sloping; inclined.
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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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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.

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To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
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Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.
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To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope.
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A quick, oblique look; glance.
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The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.

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It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.

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(pejorative, ethnic slur) A person of East Asian descent, supposed to have slanting eyes.
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To lean, tilt or incline.

If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.

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To bias or skew.

The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.

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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.

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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.

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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