- 1Slope or lean in a particular direction; diverge or cause to diverge from the vertical or horizontal: [no object]: a plowed field slanted up to the skyline [with object]: slant your skis as you turn to send up a curtain of waterMore example sentences
- The back of the heel should be vertical - not slanted.
- I kept envisioning the streets, the fields that slanted upwards with the little dividing lines of trees running in order to separate properties.
- Galorea shot off, ducking under the decaying beams that slanted over the wooden shanties.
- 1.1(Especially of light or shadow) fall in an oblique direction: the early sun slanted across the mountainsMore example sentences
- The rays of the sun slanted through the window and spilled into the room.
- I want to be in Stockholm, when the cool morning light slants off the roofs of Gamla Stan.
- The winter light slanted through the dying trees.
- 1.2 [with object] (often as adjective slanted) Present or view (information) from a particular angle, especially in a biased or unfair way: slanted news coverageMore example sentences
- Language can be invented, subverted, skewed, and slanted to make it look good, yet say nothing.
- I agree that this is ridiculously politically slanted in one direction.
- Other articles to date seem to be slanted one way and give a biased direction.
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- 1 [in singular] A sloping position: the hedge grew at a slant cut flower stems on the slantMore example sentences
- The world is at a slant in these paintings, askew, all slope.
- Some were tilted 90 degrees; some were even at a slant.
- Innes' own piece, an abstract work with deep purple and white squares, is not only placed out of view in a private room but has been hung at a slant.
- 2A particular point of view from which something is seen or presented: a new slant on scienceMore example sentences
- These two books, and the others they have written, are sheer delight as well as deep, repeatedly startling the reader with something unexpected, or coming at something familiar but at a slant.
- Poetry in particular moves at a slant or tangent, taking advantage of the ambiguity of words, the various meanings to be found in them.
- People were trying to look for a negative rather than a positive slant, which is the way they have chosen to go.
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- Sloping: slant pocketsMore example sentences
- The button front skirt, with elastic in the back waist, has two deep slant pockets with security pockets hidden inside.
- Use it on pants or shorts with a fly-front zipper and side-seam or slant pockets.
- David Carr's first quarter slant pass to Jabar Gaffney deflected into the hands of Marlon McCree, who returned the interception 35 yards to the Texan.
late Middle English: variant of dialect slent, of Scandinavian origin, probably influenced by aslant.