slant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slant, slänt), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to veer or angle away from a given level or line, esp. from a horizontal; slope.
  2. to have or be influenced by a subjective point of view, bias, personal feeling or inclination, etc. (usually fol. by toward).
  1. to cause to slope.
  2. 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.
  3. to write, edit, or publish for the interest or amusement of a specific group of readers: a story slanted toward young adults.
  1. slanting or oblique direction; slope: the slant of a roof.
  2. a slanting line, surface, etc.
  3. virgule.
  4. a mental leaning, bias, or distortion: His mind shows a curious slant.
  5. viewpoint; opinion; attitude: Let him give you his slant.
  6. a glance or look.
  7. Also calledthe particular mood or vein in which something is written, edited, or published: His column always has a humorous slant.
    1. an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
    2. Also calledslant-in.a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
  8. Also called . an Oriental person, esp. a Chinese or Japanese.
  1. sloping; oblique: a slant roof; a slant approach.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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