Meaning of BIAS in English


adj cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth.

2. bias ·adj inclined to one side; swelled on one side.

3. bias ·noun a slant; a diagonal; as, to cut cloth on the bias.

4. bias ·adv in a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias.

5. bias ·noun a wedge-shaped piece of cloth taken out of a garment (as the waist of a dress) to diminish its circumference.

6. bias ·noun a leaning of the mind; propensity or prepossession toward an object or view, not leaving the mind indifferent; bent; inclination.

7. bias ·noun a weight on the side of the ball used in the game of bowls, or a tendency imparted to the ball, which turns it from a straight line.

8. bias ·vt to incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess.

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