Meaning of TILT in English
— tiltable , adj. — tilter , n.
/tilt/ , v.t.
1. to cause to lean, incline, slope, or slant.
2. to rush at or charge, as in a joust.
3. to hold poised for attack, as a lance.
4. to move (a camera) up or down on its vertical axis for photographing or televising a moving character, object, or the like.
5. to move into or assume a sloping position or direction.
6. to strike, thrust, or charge with a lance or the like (usually fol. by at ).
7. to engage in a joust, tournament, or similar contest.
8. (of a camera) to move on its vertical axis: The camera tilts downward for an overhead shot.
9. to incline in opinion, feeling, etc.; lean: She's tilting toward the other candidate this year.
10. tilt at windmills , to contend against imaginary opponents or injustices. Also, fight with windmills .
11. an act or instance of tilting.
12. the state of being tilted; a sloping position.
13. a slope.
14. a joust or any other contest.
15. a dispute; controversy.
16. a thrust of a weapon, as at a tilt or joust.
17. (in aerial photography) the angle formed by the direction of aim of a camera and a perpendicular to the surface of the earth.
18. (at) full tilt . See full tilt .
[ 1300-50; ME tylten to upset, tumble tylta to tiptoe, tylten unsteady; akin to OE tealt unsteady, tealtian to totter, amble, MD touteren to sway ]
/tilt/ , n.
1. a cover of coarse cloth, canvas, etc., as for a wagon.
2. an awning.
3. to furnish with a tilt.
[ 1400-50; late ME, var. of tild, OE teld; c. G Zelt tent, ON tjald tent, curtain ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012