slant (plural slants)
- A slope; an incline, inclination.
- The house was built on a bit of a slant and was never quite level.
- A sloped surface or line.
- (mining) A run: a heading driven diagonally between the dip and strike of a coal seam.
- (typography) Synonym of ⟨ / ⟩, particularly in its use to set off pronunciations from other text.
- 1965, Dmitri A. Borgmann, Language on Vacation, page 240:
- An oblique movement or course.
- (biology) A sloping surface in a culture medium.
- A pan with a sloped bottom used for holding paintbrushes.
- A container or surface bearing shallow sloping areas to hold watercolors.
- (US, obsolete) A sarcastic remark; shade, an indirect mocking insult.
- (slang) An opportunity, particularly to go somewhere.
- (Australia, slang) A crime committed for the purpose of being apprehended and transported to a major settlement.
- (originally US) A point of view, an angle; a bias.
- It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist slant.
- (US) A look, a glance.
- (US, ethnic slur, pejorative) A person with slanting eyes, particularly an East Asian.
- (typography): See slash
slope or incline
typography: slash — see slash
biology: sloping surface in a culture medium
pan for holding paintbrushes
container or surface to hold watercolors
type of crime
pejorative: person of Asian descent
- To lean, tilt or incline.
- If you slant the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.
- On the side of yonder slanting hill.
- To bias or skew.
- The group tends to slant its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.
to lean, slope or incline
to bias or skew