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tilt

noun (n)

  • a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances (noun.event)
    Synonym: joust
    source: wordnet30
  • a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight but noticeable partiality (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The court's tilt toward conservative rulings.
    source: wordnet30
  • the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The tower had a pronounced tilt.
    source: wordnet30
  • pitching dangerously to one side (noun.act)
    Synonym: careen, rock, sway
    source: wordnet30
  • A covering overhead; especially, a tent. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A thrust, as with a lance. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to incline or bend from a vertical position (verb.motion)
    Synonym: angle, lean, slant, tip
    source: wordnet30
  • heel over (verb.motion)
    Synonym: cant, cant over, pitch, slant
    Example:
    The tower is tilting.
    source: wordnet30
  • move sideways or in an unsteady way (verb.motion)
    Synonym: careen, shift, wobble
    source: wordnet30
  • charge with a tilt (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover with a tilt, or awning. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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