tilt


tilt
tilt
tilt1 [tilt]
vt.
[ME tilten, to be overthrown, totter, prob. < OE * tieltan < tealt, shaky, unstable; akin to Swed tulta, to totter < IE base * del-, to waddle, totter > Sans dulā, she who totters]
1. to cause to slope or slant; tip
2.
a) to poise or thrust (a lance) in or as in a tilt
b) to charge at (one's opponent) in a tilt
3. to forge or hammer with a tilt hammer
4. to direct (a discussion, policy, etc.) so as to favor a particular opinion or side
vi.
1. to slope; incline; slant; tip
2. to poise or thrust one's lance, or to charge (at one's opponent) in a tilt
3. to take part in a tilt or joust
4. to dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
5. to have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
n.
1. a medieval contest in which two armed horsemen thrust with lances in an attempt to unseat each other; joust
2. any spirited contest, contention, dispute, etc. between persons
3. a thrust or parry, as with a lance
4.
a) the act of tilting, or sloping
b) the condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
5. Informal a leaning, bias, etc.
——————
at full tilt or full tilt
at full speed; with the greatest force
tilter
n.
tilt2 [tilt]
n.
[ME telte < OE teld, tent, akin to Ger zelt]
a cloth covering or canopy of a boat, stall, cart, etc.
vt.
to furnish or cover with a tilt

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
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