slant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slant present with a bias "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"
    • v slant heel over "The tower is tilting","The ceiling is slanting"
    • v slant to incline or bend from a vertical position "She leaned over the banister"
    • v slant lie obliquely "A scar slanted across his face"
    • n slant degree of deviation from a horizontal plane "the roof had a steep pitch"
    • n slant a biased way of looking at or presenting something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The slanted line that divides dates, fractions, choices, etc. (6/1/04) is called a virgule.
    • Slant A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant .
    • Slant An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
    • a Slant Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique. "The slant lightning."
    • v. i Slant To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope. "On the side of younder slanting hill."
    • v. t Slant To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slant To lie obliquely to some line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; slope: as, a slanting roof.
    • slant To go or turn off at a small angle from some direct line; deviate: as, at this point the road slants off to the right. Specifically
    • slant To exaggerate; “draw the long bow”; fib.
    • slant To have a leaning; incline.
    • slant To give a sloping direction to; set or place at an angle to something else: as, slant the mirror a little more.
    • slant Sloping; oblique; inclined from a direct line or plane.
    • n slant An oblique direction or plane; a slope.
    • n slant An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
    • n slant A chance; an opportunity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Slant slant sloping: oblique: inclined from a direct line—also Slan′ting
    • n Slant a slope: a gibe:
    • v.i Slant to turn in a sloping direction
    • v.i Slant to slope, to incline towards:
    • n Slant (slang) a chance
    • v.i Slant (Scot.) to exaggerate, to lie
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.”
  • Emily Dickinson
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    “Tell the truth, but tell it slant.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slenten, to slope, slide; cf. Sw. slinta, to slide

Usage

In literature:

The lights shone through slanting lattices of rain.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
First he made a slanting line and then he crossed it.
"Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens" by Margaret White Eggleston
So young Gordon went away across the hills, whistling his dogs cheerily on, the sunlight glimmering on the slanting barrels of his gun.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Tube in quantities of 10 c.c., slant, and allow to set.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The Phoenix began to slant down toward it, and presently they landed in a little meadow.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
It rose to the height of hundreds of feet, in some places with a slanting face, but generally almost as vertical as a wall.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Even Kassar had said words of sympathy, his face expressionless and his slanted eyes opaque.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
On certain slants of wind a sharper edge would come that bit through ordinary clothes.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Dark underneath, their tops shone like pure silver in the sun's slanting glare.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
It has, in the first place, a face set up slanting on a pedestal.
"Harper's Young People, April 6, 1880" by Various
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In poetry:

But their slanting rays all feebly
On our zone the sunbeams shoot;
They can only tinge the foliage,
But they ripen ne'er the fruit.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
A beam of the slant west sunshine
Made the wan face almost fair,
Lit the blue eyes' patient wonder
And the rings of pale gold hair.
"The Changeling ( From The Tent on the Beach )" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And now, where circling hills looked down
With cannon grimly planted,
O'er listless camp and silent town
The golden sunset slanted.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
He searched and searched, while down the skies
Went slow the slanting sun.
At length he lifted hopeless eyes,
And day was nearly done!
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
"He summoned Autumn, slanting down
The second bar. Thereover strode
A Wether, fleeced in burning brown,
And largely loitered down the Road.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
Because your eyes are slant and slow,
Because your hair is sweet to touch,
My heart is high again; but oh,
I doubt if this will get me much.
"Prophetic Soul" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

The Inside Slant podcast this week was a tie-in to NFC West colleague Mike Sando's MVP Watch post, which features three quarterbacks ahead of Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson in the rankings.
I snuck away from the blog for an hour Wednesday afternoon to record the weekly Inside Slant podcast, and two related news items were waiting upon my return.
The chart in the Nov 6 issue of the Kalamazoo Gazette was one of the most slanted, tawdry pieces of journalism that I have ever seen.
Enjoy a new slant on chestnuts by storytellers.
AP's Mideast story slanted against Israel.
This request came from an agricultural broadcaster in the Northwest, placing a positive slant on the future of agriculture.
Brilliant yellow sun rays were slanting across the landscape, each day from lower in the southern sky.
The movies for review this time are "The Green Hornet ," an update of a classic radio, TV and comic book super-hero with a new, humorous slant.
Reed was a stickler for loops and slants in cursive.
Mike Sando and I spent a portion of this week's Inside Slant podcast discussing the ESPN Hot Read on the NFL's toughest road venues.
I must point out the bias, and therefore, the slant, of the recent letter to the editor written by Heath Hardman.
That means such mailers can even be slanted -- and most are -- as long as they are educational in nature.
It started with a slant to Miles Austin on five-man pressure.
WHAT WE think of as history has probably been slanted since the first cave artist added extra heft to the bison that got away.
SLANT 45: The Movie Cadillac is a very proud to sponsor of the SLANT 45 movie premier.
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In science:

Its amplitude is proportional to the dark slanted line at the right in Fig. 1.
Rare K decay: results and prospects
The rock coverage was very irregular and the actual slant depth under which a source is observable was taken into account when evaluating the muon flux at the surface.
Search for cosmic ray sources using muons detected by the MACRO experiment
Let Φ = P ( bE u ) be a polynomial of the slant products chi ( bE u )/b for elements b ∈ H ∗ (X ) and i ∈ Z≥ 0 .
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
The slant of the histograms representing unpolarized cross section both at √s = 360 GeV and √s = 500 GeV is caused solely by the Lorentz boost of the corresponding flat angular distribution of the µ+ resulting from the decay of unpolarized top quark at rest.
Top quark pair production at a linear collider in the presence of an anomalous Wtb coupling
In this profile N/2 nodes xi are uniformly distributed on its slant part, and N/2 nodes are uniformly distributed on its vertical portion x = L.
Modified Rayleigh Conjecture for scattering by periodic structures
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