Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tilt

5 senses of tilt

Sense 1
joust, tilt -- (a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances)
       => struggle, battle -- (an energetic attempt to achieve something; "getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; "he fought a battle for recognition")

Sense 2
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing -- (a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument")
       => dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats")

Sense 3
tilt -- (a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward conservative rulings")
       => partiality, partisanship -- (an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives)

Sense 4
tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaning -- (the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right")
       => position, spatial relation -- (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage")

Sense 5
rock, careen, sway, tilt -- (pitching dangerously to one side)
       => lurch, pitch, pitching -- (abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb tilt

4 senses of tilt

Sense 1
lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle -- (to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 2
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch -- (heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
careen, wobble, shift, tilt -- (move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 4
tilt -- (charge with a tilt)
       => joust -- (joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback)

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