slant: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (slant, slänt), [key]
- to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
- to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually fol. by toward).
- to cause to slope.
- to distort (information) by rendering it unfaithfully or incompletely, esp. 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.
- a glance or look.
- Also calledthe 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 calledslant-in.a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
- Also called . an Oriental person, esp. a Chinese or Japanese.
- sloping; oblique: a slant roof; a slant approach.
- slant (Thesaurus)