(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): joust

Definition categories: event, battle, struggle

2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

Similar word(s): arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation

Definition categories: communication, conflict, difference, dispute

3. a slight but noticeable partiality

- the court's tilt toward conservative rulings

Definition categories: thought, partiality, partisanship

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

- the tower had a pronounced tilt

Similar word(s): inclination, lean, leaning, list

Definition categories: attribute, position

5. pitching dangerously to one side

Similar word(s): careen, rock, sway

Definition categories: act, lurch, pitch, pitching


1. to incline or bend from a vertical position

Similar word(s): angle, lean, slant, tip

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

2. heel over

- The tower is tilting

Similar word(s): cant, pitch, slant

Definition categories: motion, move

3. move sideways or in an unsteady way

Similar word(s): careen, shift, wobble

Definition categories: motion, move

4. charge with a tilt

Definition categories: competition, joust

Sentences with tilt as a verb:

- Tilt the barrel to pour out its contents.

- to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile