Definition of "tilt" []

  • To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline: tilt a soup bowl; tilt a chair backward. (verb-transitive)
  • To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust. (verb-transitive)
  • To charge (an opponent); attack. (verb-transitive)
  • To forge with a tilt hammer. (verb-transitive)
  • To slope; incline. See Synonyms at slant. (verb-intransitive)
  • To incline or cause to incline at an angle (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To attack or overthrow (a person or people) in a tilt or joust (verb)
  • To aim or thrust (verb)
  • To work or forge with a tilt hammer (verb)
  • A slope or angle (noun)
  • The act of tilting (noun)
  • A jousting contest (noun)
  • A thrust with a lance or pole delivered during a tournament (noun)
  • An attempt to win a contest (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tilt" in a sentence
  • "Before the title tilt, Summit plays at St. Mary's Academy today at 4: 15 p.m. in a nonconference match."
  • "Tipping in 2016, coverage of the regional finals will be split by CBS and Turner with the Final Four and the title tilt, alternating every year between CBS and Turner's TBS."
  • "But the biggest rival in his path could be triple major winner Harrington who opens his title tilt against India's Jeev Milkha Singh."