WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tilt1 /tɪlt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to (cause to) lean, slant, or incline: [no object]The room tilted during the earthquake.[+ object]He tilted his head to one side.
  2. to charge or attack with a lance or the like, as between knights on horseback:[no object;  (~ + at + object)]The two knights tilted at each other and came together with a tremendous crash.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of tilting.
  2. the state of being tilted;
    a sloping position.
  1. Idioms(at) full tilt, at greatest speed;
    with great energy:The company started manufacturing the gadgets at full tilt.
  2. Idiomstilt at windmills, to struggle against imaginary opponents.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tilt1  (tilt),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to cause to lean, incline, slope, or slant.
  2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust.
  3. to hold poised for attack, as a lance.
  4. Photographyto move (a camera) up or down on its vertical axis for photographing or televising a moving character, object, or the like.

  1. to move into or assume a sloping position or direction.
  2. to strike, thrust, or charge with a lance or the like (usually fol. by at).
  3. to engage in a joust, tournament, or similar contest.
  4. Photography(of a camera) to move on its vertical axis:The camera tilts downward for an overhead shot.
  5. to incline in opinion, feeling, etc.;
    lean:She's tilting toward the other candidate this year.
  6. tilt at windmills, to contend against imaginary opponents or injustices. Also,  fight with windmills. 

  1. an act or instance of tilting.
  2. the state of being tilted;
    a sloping position.
  3. a slope.
  4. a joust or any other contest.
  5. a dispute;
  6. a thrust of a weapon, as at a tilt or joust.
  7. Surveying, Photography(in aerial photography) the angle formed by the direction of aim of a camera and a perpendicular to the surface of the earth.
  8. (at) full tilt. See  full tilt. 
tilta•ble, adj. 
tilter, n. 
  • Scandinavian; compare dialect, dialectal Norwegian tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady; akin to Old English tealt unsteady, tealtian to totter, amble, Middle Dutch touteren to sway
  • Middle English tylten to upset, tumble 1300–50

tilt2 (tilt),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. a cover of coarse cloth, canvas, etc., as for a wagon.
  2. an awning.

  1. to furnish with a tilt.
  • 1400–50; late Middle English, variant of tild, Old English teld; cognate with German Zelt tent, Old Norse tjald tent, curtain

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tilt /tɪlt/ vb
  1. to incline or cause to incline at an angle
  2. (usually intr) to attack or overthrow (a person or people) in a tilt or joust
  3. when intr, often followed by at: to aim or thrust: to tilt a lance
  4. (transitive) to work or forge with a tilt hammer
  1. a slope or angle: at a tilt
  2. the act of tilting
  3. (esp in medieval Europe) a jousting contest
  4. a thrust with a lance or pole delivered during a tournament
  5. an attempt to win a contest
  6. See tilt hammer
  7. full tilt, at full tiltat full speed or force
Etymology: Old English tealtian; related to Dutch touteren to totter, Norwegian tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady

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