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SLANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slant mean? 

SLANT (noun)
  The noun SLANT has 2 senses:

1. a biased way of looking at or presenting something
2. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

  Familiarity information: SLANT used as a noun is rare.


SLANT (verb)
  The verb SLANT has 4 senses:

1. lie obliquely
2. present with a bias
3. to incline or bend from a vertical position
4. heel over

  Familiarity information: SLANT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLANT (noun)


Sense 1slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A biased way of looking at or presenting something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

slant; angle

Hypernyms ("slant" is a kind of...):

point of view; stand; standpoint; viewpoint (a mental position from which things are viewed)


Sense 2slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rake; slant; pitch

Context example:

the roof had a steep pitch

Hypernyms ("slant" is a kind of...):

gradient; slope (the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal)


SLANT (verb)


Sense 1slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie obliquely

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

A scar slanted across his face

Hypernyms (to "slant" is one way to...):

lie (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 2slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present with a bias

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

slant; weight; angle

Context example:

He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Hypernyms (to "slant" is one way to...):

bias; predetermine (cause to be biased)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To incline or bend from a vertical position

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

tilt; lean; angle; slant; tip

Context example:

She leaned over the banister

Hypernyms (to "slant" is one way to...):

bend; flex (form a curve)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slant"):

incline; pitch; slope (be at an angle)

weather (cause to slope)

heel; list (tilt to one side)

lean back; recline (move the upper body backwards and down)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4slant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heel over

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cant over; cant; tilt; slant; pitch

Context examples:

The tower is tilting / The ceiling is slanting

Hypernyms (to "slant" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slant"):

cock (tilt or slant to one side)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


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