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
Synonyms: joust
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"

Related terms: partiality
9. [ noun ] (nautical) pitching dangerously to one side
Synonyms: careen sway rock
Related terms: lurch swing rock careen rock
Similar spelling:   tilth