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English noun: tilt

1. tilt (event) a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances


Synonymsjoust


Broader (hypernym)battle, struggle


Part meronymtournament

2. tilt (communication) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement


SamplesThey were involved in a violent argument.


Synonymsarguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation


Broader (hypernym)conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute


Narrower (hyponym)argle-bargle, argy-bargy, fight, firestorm, polemic, sparring

3. tilt (cognition) a slight but noticeable partiality


SamplesThe court's tilt toward conservative rulings.


Broader (hypernym)partiality, partisanship

4. tilt (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical


SamplesThe tower had a pronounced tilt.
The ship developed a list to starboard.
He walked with a heavy inclination to the right.


Synonymsinclination, lean, leaning, list


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation

5. tilt (act) pitching dangerously to one side


Synonymscareen, rock, sway


Broader (hypernym)lurch, pitch, pitching


English verb: tilt

1. tilt (motion) to incline or bend from a vertical position


SamplesShe leaned over the banister.


Synonymsangle, lean, slant, 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

2. tilt (motion) heel over


SamplesThe tower is tilting.
The ceiling is slanting.


Synonymscant, cant over, pitch, slant


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


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)cock

3. tilt (motion) move sideways or in an unsteady way


SamplesThe ship careened out of control.


Synonymscareen, shift, wobble


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


Broader (hypernym)move

4. tilt (competition) charge with a tilt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)joust









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