verb (used without object)
to veer or angle away from a given level or line, especially from a horizontal; slope.
to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually followed by toward).
verb (used with object)
to cause to slope.
to distort (information) by rendering it unfaithfully or incompletely, especially in order to reflect a particular viewpoint:
He slanted the news story to discredit the Administration.
to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers:
a story slanted toward young adults.
slanting or oblique direction; slope:
the slant of a roof.
a slanting line, surface, etc.
a mental leaning, bias, or distortion:
His mind shows a curious slant.
viewpoint; opinion; attitude:
Let him give you his slant.
Informal. a glance or look.
Also called angle. Journalism. the particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published:
His column always has a humorous slant.
an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
Also called slant-in. a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
Also called slant-eye
[slant-ahy, slahnt-ahy] /ˈslæntˌaɪ, ˈslɑntˌaɪ/ (Show IPA). Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person from East Asia, especially a Chinese or Japanese person.
a slant roof; a slant approach.
(Austral, obsolete, informal) a variant of slinter
to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
(transitive) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
(intransitive) foll by towards. (of a person’s opinions) to be biased
an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
a way of looking at something
a bias or opinion, as in an article
a less technical name for solidus
on a slant, on the slant, sloping
adjective, (of a person) 1. having eyes with epicanthic folds. 2. having eyes that appear to slant. 3. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. being from East Asia, especially a Chinese or Japanese person.
noun, Furniture. 1. a flap of a desk, sloping upward and inward to close the desk, and opening forward and downward to a horizontal position as a writing surface: a form of fall front.
noun, Geometry. 1. (of a right circular cone) the distance from the vertex to any point on the circumference of the base.
noun, Football. 1. slant (def 13b).