What is the meaning of tilt?


  • A combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances.
  • A contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement.
    • usage: "they were involved in a violent argument"
  • A slight but noticeable partiality.
    • usage: "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
  • The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical.
    • usage: "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
  • Pitching dangerously to one side.


  • To incline or bend from a vertical position.
    • usage: "She leaned over the banister"
  • Heel over.
    • usage: "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
  • Move sideways or in an unsteady way.
    • usage: "The ship careened out of control"
  • Charge with a tilt. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). tilt. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/tilt/definitions/1211503
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "tilt" http://smartdefine.org/tilt/definitions/1211503 (accessed May 26, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, tilt, Smart Define, viewed 26 May, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/tilt/definitions/1211503>.
MLAWordNet. "tilt" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/tilt/definitions/1211503>
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