WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slant /slænt/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- 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.
- to distort (information), as by presenting it incompletely:[~ + object]The story was slanted in favor of the president.
- to present for the interest or amusement of a group:[~ + object]a story that is slanted toward young adults.
slant•wise, adj., adv.
- slanting direction;
slope:[uncountable]the slant of a roof.
- [countable] a slanting line, surface, etc.
- a particular viewpoint, opinion, or way of looking at something:[countable]a story with a humorous slant.
(slant, slänt),USA pronunciation v.i.
- to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
- to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually fol. by toward).
- to cause to slope.
- 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.
- to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers:a story slanted toward young adults.
- slanting or oblique direction;
slope:the slant of a roof.
- a slanting line, surface, etc.
- a mental leaning, bias, or distortion:His mind shows a curious slant.
attitude:Let him give you his slant.
- Informal Termsa glance or look.
- JournalismAlso called angle. the particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published:His column always has a humorous slant.
Also called slant-eye
(slant, slänt),USA pronunciation Slang (disparaging and offensive). an Oriental person, esp. a Chinese or Japanese.
- 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.
slant′ing•ly, slant′ly, adv.
oblique:a slant roof; a slant approach.
- 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
- to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
- (transitive) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
- (intransitive) followed by towards: (of a person's opinions) to be biased
- an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
- a way of looking at something
- a bias or opinion, as in an article
- on a slant, on the slant ⇒ sloping
Etymology: 17th Century: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian originˈslanting adj
- oblique, sloping
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