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Definition 1: degree of deviation from a horizontal plane - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where slant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the roof had a steep pitch

Synonyms for slant in the sense of this definition

(slant is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

"a five-degree gradient"

(... is a kind of slant ) (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air

Definition 2: a biased way of looking at or presenting something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for slant in the sense of this definition

(slant is a kind of ...) a mental position from which things are viewed

"we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians" "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Definition 3: present with a bias - [verb of cognition]

Samples where slant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Synonyms for slant in the sense of this definition

(slant is a kind of ...) cause to be biased

Definition 4: to incline or bend from a vertical position - [verb of motion]

Samples where slant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She leaned over the banister

Synonyms for slant in the sense of this definition

(slant is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

(... is a kind of slant ) be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

(... is a kind of slant ) cause to slope

(... is a kind of slant ) tilt to one side

"The balloon heeled over" "the wind made the vessel heel" "The ship listed to starboard"

(... is a kind of slant ) move the upper body backwards and down

Definition 5: heel over - [verb of motion]

Samples where slant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The tower is tilting
  • The ceiling is slanting

Synonyms for slant in the sense of this definition

(slant is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of slant ) tilt or slant to one side

"cock one's head"

Definition 6: lie obliquely - [verb of stative]

Samples where slant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A scar slanted across his face

(slant is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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