Un slanting

slant

[slant, slahnt]
verb (used without object)
1.
to veer or angle away from a given level or line, especially from a horizontal; slope.
2.
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)
3.
to cause to slope.
4.
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.
5.
to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers: a story slanted toward young adults.
noun
6.
slanting or oblique direction; slope: the slant of a roof.
7.
a slanting line, surface, etc.
9.
a mental leaning, bias, or distortion: His mind shows a curious slant.
10.
viewpoint; opinion; attitude: Let him give you his slant.
11.
Informal. a glance or look.
12.
Also called angle. Journalism. the particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published: His column always has a humorous slant.
13.
Football.
a.
an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
b.
Also called slant-in. a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
14.
Also called slant-eye [slant-ahy, slahnt-ahy] . Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. an Oriental person, especially a Chinese or Japanese.
adjective
15.
sloping; oblique: a slant roof; a slant approach.

Origin:
1485–95; aphetic variant of aslant

slantingly, slantly, adverb
unslanted, adjective
unslanting, adjective


1. lean, incline. See slope. 6. incline, inclination, pitch, obliquity, obliqueness.
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slant (slɑːnt)
 
vb (foll by towards)
1.  to incline or be inclined at an oblique or sloping angle
2.  (tr) to write or present (news, etc) with a bias
3.  (of a person's opinions) to be biased
 
n
4.  an inclined or oblique line or direction; slope
5.  a way of looking at something
6.  a bias or opinion, as in an article
7.  a less technical name for solidus
8.  on a slant, on the slant sloping
 
adj
9.  oblique, sloping
 
[C17: short for aslant, probably of Scandinavian origin]
 
'slanting
 
adj
 
'slantingly
 
adv
 
'slantly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

slant
1521, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scand. source (cf. Sw. slinta "to slip," Norw. slenta "to fall on one side"), from P.Gmc. *slintanan. Sense of "to slope" is first recorded 1698. The adj./adv. is attested from 1495. The noun
is from 1655. Derogatory slang sense of "Oriental, slant-eyed person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).
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