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English noun: slant

1. slant (cognition) a biased way of looking at or presenting something


Broader (hypernym)point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

2. slant (attribute) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane

SamplesThe roof had a steep pitch.

Synonymspitch, rake

Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope

Narrower (hyponym)loft

English verb: slant

1. slant (stative) lie obliquely

SamplesA scar slanted across his face.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)lie

2. slant (cognition) present with a bias

SamplesHe biased his presentation so as to please the share holders.

Synonymsangle, weight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bias, predetermine

3. slant (motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position

SamplesShe leaned over the banister.

Synonymsangle, lean, tilt, tip

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

Narrower (hyponym)heel, incline, lean back, list, pitch, recline, slope, weather

4. slant (motion) heel over

SamplesThe tower is tilting.
The ceiling is slanting.

Synonymscant, cant over, pitch, tilt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)cock

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