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TILT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tilt mean? 

TILT (noun)
  The noun TILT has 5 senses:

1. a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
3. a slight but noticeable partiality
4. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
5. pitching dangerously to one side

  Familiarity information: TILT used as a noun is common.


TILT (verb)
  The verb TILT has 4 senses:

1. to incline or bend from a vertical position
2. heel over
3. move sideways or in an unsteady way
4. charge with a tilt

  Familiarity information: TILT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TILT (noun)


Sense 1tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

joust; tilt

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

battle; struggle (an energetic attempt to achieve something)

Holonyms ("tilt" is a part of...):

tournament (a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize)


Sense 2tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

arguing; contestation; controversy; disceptation; tilt; disputation; contention; argument

Context example:

they were involved in a violent argument

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

conflict; difference; difference of opinion; dispute (a disagreement or argument about something important)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tilt"):

argle-bargle; argy-bargy (a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument)

firestorm (an outburst of controversy)

sparring (an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage)

polemic (a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma))

fight (an intense verbal dispute)


Sense 3tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight but noticeable partiality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the court's tilt toward conservative rulings

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

partiality; partisanship (an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives)


Sense 4tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

lean; list; leaning; tilt; inclination

Context examples:

the tower had a pronounced tilt / the ship developed a list to starboard / he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)


Sense 5tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pitching dangerously to one side

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

careen; sway; tilt; rock

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

lurch; pitch; pitching (abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance))


TILT (verb)


Sense 1tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To incline or bend from a vertical position

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

lean; tilt; angle; slant; tip

Context example:

She leaned over the banister

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

bend; flex (form a curve)

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

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 2tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heel over

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

cant; cant over; tilt; slant; pitch

Context examples:

The tower is tilting / The ceiling is slanting

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

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

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

cock (tilt or slant to one side)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move sideways or in an unsteady way

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

wobble; careen; tilt; shift

Context example:

The ship careened out of control

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

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

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4tilt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge with a tilt

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

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

joust (joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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