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Definition of "slant" [slant]

  • To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope: She slants her letters from upper right to lower left. (verb-transitive)
  • To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience: The story was slanted in favor of the strikers. (verb-transitive)
  • To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope. (verb-intransitive)
  • A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope. (noun)
  • A sloping thing or piece of ground. (noun)

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.

Use "slant" in a sentence
  • "(April 19, 2007 5: 16: 00 PM CDT) thanks so much for this excallent blog! dont ever stop .... the crystal cave made my day .... and your slant is always spot on! dataisnature"
  • "This slant is most unforgivable in its news coverage, given that paper's claim of journalistic objectivity."
  • "Its political slant is right-wing, and it is somewhat sensational, but it is definitely reliable."