(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric

- a bias fold

Similar word(s): oblique


1. In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally.

- to cut cloth bias


1. a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

Similar word(s): preconception, prejudice

Definition categories: thought, partiality, partisanship

2. a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

Similar word(s): diagonal

Definition categories: shape


1. influence in an unfair way

- you are biasing my choice by telling me yours

Definition categories: competition, prejudice, prepossess

2. cause to be biased

Similar word(s): predetermine

Definition categories: cognition, prejudice, prepossess

Sentences with bias as a verb:

- Our prejudices bias our views.