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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The sun was slanting in through the windows and heating the place up.
▪ The late evening sun slanted in from the west.
▪ And then, quite suddenly, it was full morning and the sun was slanting across the floor of the rooms.
▪ And he blasted the media for slanting the coverage against Simpson to prolong the story.
▪ In one corner was a fixed, small desk with a slanted top.
▪ The face, the eyes, are downward slanted.
▪ The final selection was slanted towards books with a strong social content and which explored political issues.
▪ The lines, mainly in block letters, wander and slant across the page.
▪ The questions had, for the most part, been slanted to the factual points about where people were on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
▪ The temperature hovered just above freezing, and a brisk wind turned the rain into slanting sheets of icy daggers.
▪ Tunney reached for the blind, slanted up the edge and bowed his way in.
▪ Pippa Greenwood gives a new and refreshing slant on overcoming the problems of a sloping garden.
▪ Or give a new slant to commonly known facts.
▪ And school was never like this ... the egghead with a new slant on science.
▪ Older people are just as capable of providing new slants and ideas as anyone else.
▪ It provided a new slant on his character.
▪ A NatWest Home Improvement Loan could give you a new slant on living!
▪ It was a new slant on the eternal problem of the one who kisses and the one who is kissed.
▪ But it's just as easy to put another slant on it.
▪ After all, it is only putting an evolutionary slant on what everybody knows about everyday life.
▪ Paul in 1 Corinthians 7 seems to put another slant on this from the perspective of Roman life in the first century.
▪ That puts a slant on my whole career.
▪ Several readers objected to the article's strong Republican slant.
▪ A slant of sun on large clean table, dancing barley-sugar splashes through the marmalade jar.
▪ Bob presses a button, and his bed rises in the back at a slant.
▪ Even you guys in the media... the slant is always about winning.
▪ Pippa Greenwood gives a new and refreshing slant on overcoming the problems of a sloping garden.
▪ That puts a slant on my whole career.
▪ The slant was coming and I beat the receiver to it.
▪ There's something missing, something that could change the whole slant of our investigation.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slant \Slant\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slanting.] [OE. slenten to slope, slide; cf. Sw. slinta to slide.] To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope.

On the side of younder slanting hill.


Slant \Slant\, v. t. To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.


Slant \Slant\, n.

  1. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant.

  2. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.

    Slant or wind, a local variation of the wind from its general direction.


Slant \Slant\, a. [Cf. dial. Sw. slant. See Slant, v. i.] Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique. ``The slant lightning.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "an oblique direction or plane" (originally of landforms), from slant (v.). Meaning "a way of regarding something" is from 1905. Derogatory slang sense of "a slant-eyed Asian person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).


1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish slinta "to slip," Norwegian slenta "to fall on one side"), from Proto-Germanic *slintanan. Intransitive sense of "to slope, to lie obliquely" is first recorded 1690s; transitive sense of "to give a sloping direction to" is from 1805. Related: Slanted; slanting. As an adverb from late 15c.; as an adjective from 1610s. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.


n. 1 A slope or incline. 2 A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle. 3 (context pejorative ethnic slur English) A person of East Asian descent, supposed to have slanting eyes. 4 (context obsolete English) An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark. vb. 1 To lean, tilt or incline. 2 To bias or skew.

  1. n. a biased way of looking at or presenting something [syn: angle]

  2. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch" [syn: pitch, rake]

  3. v. lie obliquely; "A scar slanted across his face"

  4. present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders" [syn: angle, weight]

  5. to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister" [syn: lean, tilt, tip, angle]

  6. heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting" [syn: cant, cant over, tilt, pitch]

Slant (journal)

Slant was a Catholic magazine associated with the University of Cambridge and the Dominican Order during the 1960s, and of the group associated with this magazine. It sought to combine Catholic belief with left-wing politics and was influenced by the thinking of Wittgenstein and Marx. Influential members included Terry Eagleton and Herbert McCabe. Denys Turner is a significant theologian influenced by Slant.

Slant (fanzine)

Slant was a science fiction fanzine edited by Walt Willis in collaboration with James White. It won the retro-Hugo for Best Fanzine of 1954, awarded in 2004.

Slant (handwriting)

Slant is the predominant angle of the downward stroke in Western handwriting. A good basis for its estimation is the point of the handwritten curve where the velocity has its peak value in the downward stroke. The polar distribution of the running angle along a handwritten trajectory is another good method for estimating the slant angle. Left-handed writing is often accompanied by a slant value which is larger than 90 degrees, i.e., it is bent backwards, to the left.

In Graphology slant can refer to either upstroke or downstroke values. These strokes can made in the upper, middle, lower, or any combination of those zones.

In handwriting recognition, an affine transformation can be used to normalize handwritten input towards a population average or towards 90 degrees.

Slant (route)

A slant route is a pattern run by a receiver in American football, where the receiver runs up the field at approximately a 45-degree angle, heading to the gap between the linebackers and the linemen. Usually, the pass is used when the corner or nickelback are playing farther away from the receiver, so a quick pass is able to be completed before the defender has time to try to break up the pass. The pass is used frequently in the West Coast system, where quick, accurate throwing is key. This route is most commonly used to exploit the cover 2 defense. Usually throwing in the seam between the safety and the cornerback is the key to getting a completion using this route.


Slant can refer to:

  • Bias or other non- objectivity in journalism, politics, academia or other fields
  • slants, the slashes used to set off punctuation from other text
  • Slant height, is the distance from any point on the circle to the apex of a right circular cone
  • A growth medium such as agar set in an inclined glass tube for growing microbiological cultures.
  • Slant range, in telecommunications, the line-of-sight distance between two points which are not at the same level
  • Slant drilling (or Directional drilling), the practice of drilling non-vertical wells
  • Slant-4 engine (disambiguation), a type of car engine
  • Triumph Slant-4 engine, an engine developed by Triumph
  • Chrysler Slant-6 engine, an engine developed by Chrysler
  • Slant (route), an American football play pattern.
  • Slant (handwriting), an attribute of Western handwriting
  • Slant (journal), a Catholic journal
  • The Slant, a student humor magazine at Vanderbilt University
  • / (or Slant), a book by science fiction writer Greg Bear
  • Slant Six Games, a video game developer founded in 2005
  • Slant Magazine, a film, TV, and music review website
  • Slant (fanzine), a fanzine by Walt Willis, winner of the 1954 Retrospective Hugo Award for Best Fanzine
  • Slant 6, an all-female punk rock trio based in Washington, D.C.
  • The Slants, an Asian dance/ rock group from Portland, Oregon
  • A racial slur for people of Asian descent, in reference to the shape of their eyes.
  • Piccadilly Slant-Abraham's Cove, a designated place in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Usage examples of "slant".

From a square forehead tapered an angular nose and slanting cheekbones.

The slanting rays of the setting sun are always recalled at the right time of day, and they are always linked with the vision of the hero, so that they sometimes, in their context, have an antinomic sense.

Two of the Land aircraft were slanting down towards the Bassin du Sud refugees and the Santander party.

The enticingly slender nose, the elegant cheekbones, and the delicate structure of her winsome face in its entirety were admirable enough to bestir the heart of many of his gender, but it was her large, silkily lashed dark eyes, slanting ever-so-slightly upward beneath gracefully sweeping brows, that revived images of the young, gangly sprite she had once been.

Nevertheless, it were difficult otherwise to account for the faintly indicated slant of those little black eyes, the blurred modelling of the nose, the high cheekbones, and the thin thatch of coarse black hair which was plastered down with abundant brilliantine above that mask of pallid features.

Slanter muttered almost inaudibly, brushing with his hand at the darkness before him.

A pair of Guardswomen, resplendent in broad-brimmed hats with white plumes and lace-edged sashes embroidered with the White Lion slanting across their burnished breastplates and more pale lace at their cuffs and necks, stiffened on either side of the doors at her approach.

Sareitha, formal in their fringed shawls, bowed their heads slightly in respect, but Mellar swept off his plumed hat in a flourishing bow, one hand laid over the lace-edged sash slanting across his burnished breastplate.

But the last slanting rays of gold fell on the willows by the river bank, and Joyce stood for a long time, looking across the hedge and the meadow, thinking of the river and of Little Farthing on the other side of it where her new friend Fiona Goddard lived.

Think of people FARMING on a slant which is so steep that the best you can say of it--if you want to be fastidiously accurate--is, that it is a little steeper than a ladder and not quite so steep as a mansard roof.

The damaged vehicle burned sullenly, occasional explosions jarring the ground and sending tongues of flame through its hatches and around the gun that lay slanting toward the ground, its mantlet slammed free of the surrounding armor.

With the aid of Merel Zabio, who grabbed his left wrist and hauled while he was still using his right hand to ram the hastily furled parchment into his shirt, he somehow managed to wriggle out on to the steeply slanted tiles.

He was taller than any Mong Blade had seen before, and his eyes were a piercing light gray instead of the usual dark brown and did not have the Mong slant about them.

It musta been finance and nothing but finance that made you aim the gun just a little higher, the line of fire slanting up above the wrist and above the ribs, your finger on the trigger getting the relay from your brain.

It is a happy Sunday party, all the picnickers in heavy clothes, the ladies with clasped parasols, the men with bowler hats and walrus moustaches, all handsomely arrayed on a blanket in a clearing, against a backdrop of steeply slanting shafts of light and trees of unbelievable grandeur.