UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslɑːntɪŋ/

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slant /slænt/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to (cause to) turn away from a straight line, esp. from a horizontal line;
    slope: [no object]The roof slants upward sharply.[+ object]to slant a roof upward.
  2. to distort (information), as by presenting it incompletely:[+ object]The story was slanted in favor of the president.
  3. to present for the interest or amusement of a group:[+ object]a story that is slanted toward young adults.

  1. slanting direction;
    slope:[uncountable]the slant of a roof.
  2. [countable] a slanting line, surface, etc.
  3. a particular viewpoint, opinion, or way of looking at something:[countable]a story with a humorous slant.
slant•wise, adj., adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slant  (slant, slänt),USA pronunciation v.i. 
  1. to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
  2. to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually fol. by toward).

  1. to cause to slope.
  2. to distort (information) by rendering it unfaithfully or incompletely, esp. in order to reflect a particular viewpoint:He slanted the news story to discredit the Administration.
  3. to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers:a story slanted toward young adults.

  1. slanting or oblique direction;
    slope:the slant of a roof.
  2. a slanting line, surface, etc.
  3. Printingvirgule.
  4. a mental leaning, bias, or distortion:His mind shows a curious slant.
  5. viewpoint;
    attitude:Let him give you his slant.
  6. Informal Termsa glance or look.
  7. JournalismAlso called  angle. the particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published:His column always has a humorous slant.
  8. Sport[Football.]
    • an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
    • Also called  slant-in. a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
  9. Also called  slant-eye  (slant, slänt),USA pronunciation Slang (disparaging and offensive). an Oriental person, esp. a Chinese or Japanese.

  1. sloping;
    oblique:a slant roof; a slant approach.
slanting•ly, slantly, adv. 
  • aphetic variant of aslant 1485–95
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged lean, incline. See  slope. 
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged incline, inclination, pitch, obliquity, obliqueness.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slant /slɑːnt/ vb
  1. to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
  2. (transitive) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
  3. (intransitive) followed by towards: (of a person's opinions) to be biased
  1. an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
  2. a way of looking at something
  3. a bias or opinion, as in an article
  4. on a slant, on the slantsloping
  1. oblique, sloping
Etymology: 17th Century: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin

ˈslanting adj
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