|1.||[ verb ] to incline or bend from a vertical position|
|Synonyms:||lean angle slant tip|
"She leaned over the banister"
|Related terms:||bend lean_back list slope weather lean_on lean_on overturn overturn angle rock leaner|
|2.||[ verb ] heel over|
|Synonyms:||cant_over slant pitch cant|
"The tower is tilting" "The ceiling is slanting"
|Related terms:||move cock bank pitch bevel tilter lean|
|3.||[ noun ] a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement|
|Synonyms:||argument controversy contention arguing disceptation disputation contestation|
"they were involved in a violent argument"
|Related terms:||dispute fight argle-bargle sparring firestorm polemic argue contest|
|4.||[ noun ] a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances|
|Related terms:||struggle tournament|
|5.||[ noun ] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical|
|Synonyms:||list leaning lean inclination|
"the tower had a pronounced tilt" "the ship developed a list to starboard" "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
|Related terms:||position lean lean list|
|6.||[ verb ] charge with a tilt, as in a joust|
|Related terms:||joust joust|
|7.||[ verb ] move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control|
|Synonyms:||sway shift wobble careen|
|Related terms:||move totter rock wobbler|
|8.||[ noun ] a slight but noticeable partiality|
"the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
|9.||[ noun ] (nautical) pitching dangerously to one side|
|Synonyms:||careen sway rock|
|Related terms:||lurch swing rock careen rock|