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English noun: tilt

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


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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