Meaning of TILT in English


tilt 1

— 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 2

/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 ]

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