tilt

Tilt is both a noun and a verb. It has many shades of meaning, but most involve a slope or slant. When you're dizzy from eating too much, you might tilt when you walk away from the table.

The verb tilt can also indicate a slight preference for one thing over another. When Mavis and Marvin argue, you tend to tilt toward Marvin’s point of view, meaning you think he's probably right — you lean in that direction. As a noun tilt can mean a steep slant. When you climb Everest, you’ll find that the face of the mountain is at a dangerous tilt — it's very steep.

Primary Meanings of tilt

1.
vn
heel over
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
2.
nv
a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
charge with a tilt
3.
n
a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
Full Definitions of tilt
1

v heel over

“The tower is tilting
Synonyms:
cant, cant over, pitch, slant
Types:
cock
tilt or slant to one side
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v incline or bend from a vertical position

Synonyms:
angle, lean, slant, tip
Types:
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incline, pitch, slope
be at an angle
weather
cause to slope
heel, list
tilt to one side
lean back, recline
move the upper body backwards and down
ascend
slope upwards
stoop
sag, bend, bend over or down
fall
slope downward
climb
slope upward
dip
slope downwards
fall back
fall backwards and down
Type of:
bend, flex
form a curve

v move sideways or in an unsteady way

Synonyms:
careen, shift, wobble
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

n the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical

“the tower had a pronounced tilt
Synonyms:
inclination, lean, leaning, list
Type of:
position, spatial relation
the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

n a slight but noticeable partiality

“the court's tilt toward conservative rulings”
Type of:
partiality, partisanship
an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

n pitching dangerously to one side

Synonyms:
careen, rock, sway
Type of:
lurch, pitch, pitching
abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
2

n a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

Synonyms:
joust
Type of:
battle, struggle
an energetic attempt to achieve something

v charge with a tilt

Type of:
joust
joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
3

n a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Synonyms:
arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation
Types:
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argle-bargle, argy-bargy
a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument
firestorm
an outburst of controversy
sparring
an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
polemic
a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
fight
an intense verbal dispute
Type of:
conflict, difference, difference of opinion, dispute
a disagreement or argument about something important

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