Meaning of tilt


Pronunciation: (tilt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cause to lean, incline, slope, or slant.
  2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust.
  3. to hold poised for attack, as a lance.
  4. to move (a camera) up or down on its vertical axis for photographing or televising a moving character, object, or the like.
  1. to move into or assume a sloping position or direction.
  2. to strike, thrust, or charge with a lance or the like (usually fol. by at).
  3. to engage in a joust, tournament, or similar contest.
  4. (of a camera) to move on its vertical axis: The camera tilts downward for an overhead shot.
  5. to incline in opinion, feeling, etc.; lean: She's tilting toward the other candidate this year.
  6. to contend against imaginary opponents or injustices.
  1. an act or instance of tilting.
  2. the state of being tilted; a sloping position.
  3. a slope.
  4. a joust or any other contest.
  5. a dispute; controversy.
  6. a thrust of a weapon, as at a tilt or joust.
  7. (in aerial photography) the angle formed by the direction of aim of a camera and a perpendicular to the surface of the earth.
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Pronunciation: (tilt), [key]
— n.
  1. a cover of coarse cloth, canvas, etc., as for a wagon.
  2. an awning.
  1. to furnish with a tilt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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