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Meaning & Definition of Tilt in English

English

Tilt

/tɪlt/

noun

1. A combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

    synonym:
  • joust
  • ,
  • tilt

2. A contentious speech act

  • A dispute where there is strong disagreement
  • "They were involved in a violent argument"
    synonym:
  • controversy
  • ,
  • contention
  • ,
  • contestation
  • ,
  • disputation
  • ,
  • disceptation
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • argument
  • ,
  • arguing

3. A slight but noticeable partiality

  • "The court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
    synonym:
  • tilt

4. The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

  • "The tower had a pronounced tilt"
  • "The ship developed a list to starboard"
  • "He walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
    synonym:
  • tilt
  • ,
  • list
  • ,
  • inclination
  • ,
  • lean
  • ,
  • leaning

5. Pitching dangerously to one side

    synonym:
  • rock
  • ,
  • careen
  • ,
  • sway
  • ,
  • tilt

verb

1. To incline or bend from a vertical position

  • "She leaned over the banister"
    synonym:
  • lean
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • tip
  • ,
  • slant
  • ,
  • angle

2. Heel over

  • "The tower is tilting"
  • "The ceiling is slanting"
    synonym:
  • cant
  • ,
  • cant over
  • ,
  • tilt
  • ,
  • slant
  • ,
  • pitch

3. Move sideways or in an unsteady way

  • "The ship careened out of control"
    synonym:
  • careen
  • ,
  • wobble
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • tilt

4. Charge with a tilt

    synonym:
  • tilt