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tilt at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


tilt at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. *tyltan, from tealt "unsteady," from P.Gmc. *taltaz. Meaning "lean, tip, slope" (1594) is from sense of "push or fall over." The jousting sense is 15c., originally the name of the barrier which separated the combatants; perhaps from earlier meaning "covering of coarse cloth, an awning," perhaps related to or influenced by tent. ///

tilt at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I and T] [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language]//
1 to move a part of your body, especially your head or chin, upwards or to the side: tip// --My mother tilted her head and smiled.// --Ned's mouth tilted upwards slightly at the corners.//
2 to move or make something move into a position where one side is higher than the other: tip// --As it came into land, the plane tilted sideways.// --The man was tilting his chair back.//
3 if an opinion or situation tilts, or if something tilts it, it changes so that people start to prefer one person, belief, or action to others: --Crisis situations tend to tilt the balance of power in favour of the president.// tilt toward/towards// --Government tax policy has tilted toward industrial development.// tilt at / [tilt at sb/sth] phr v//
1 to attack someone in what you say or write:
2 tilt at windmills: to waste time and energy attacking an enemy that is not real//
tilt 2 n
1 (at) full tilt: as fast as possible// --He charged full tilt down the slope.//
2 [U and C] a movement or position in which one side of something is higher than the other: --a slight tilt of the head //
3 [C] a preference for one person, belief, or action over others: tilt toward/towards// --the recent tilt toward the Democrats//
4 [C] BrE an attempt to win something: tilt at// --The team is preparing for another tilt at the European Cup.//
5 [C] a spoken or written attack on someone or something:

tilt at Hungarian => English Of Explained:

forbade, forbidden, to forbid, to prohibit

tilt at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

201 Moby Thesaurus words for "tilt":
Olympic games, Olympics, a outrance, altercation, angle,
angularity, argument, ascend, attack, bandy with, bank, battle,
battle it out, bout, bowl, box, brawl, broil, bump heads, cant,
capsize, careen, cast, catapult, charge, chuck, chunk, clash,
climb, close, collide, combat, come a cropper, come to blows,
compete with, concours, contend, contend with, contest, cope with,
cross swords with, cut and thrust, dart, dash, dash at, decline,
derby, descend, difference, dip, dispute, drop, duel, encounter,
engage with, engagement, exchange blows, exchange shots, fall,
fall away, fall down, fall flat, fall headlong, fall off,
fall over, fall prostrate, fence, feud, fight, fight a duel,
fight like devils, fight with, fire, fling, flip, flounder, fly at,
fork, game, games, get a cropper, give and take, give satisfaction,
go, go downhill, go to loggerheads, go uphill, grade, gradient,
grapple, grapple with, gymkhana, have it out, heave, heel, hurl,
hurtle, inclination, incline, jerk, jostle, joust, jump off, keel,
lance, launch, lean, leaning, leaning tower, let fly, list, lob,
lock horns, lurch, match, matching, measure swords with, meet,
meeting, mix it up, pass, peg, pelt, pitch, pitchfork, put,
put the shot, quarrel, rake, rally, rassle, recline, rencontre,
retreat, riot, rise, run a tilt, run at, rush, rush at, scramble,
scuffle, serve, set-to, settle it, shelve, shy, sidle, skirmish,
slant, sling, slope, snap, spar, spat, sprawl, spread-eagle,
squabble, stagger, strive, strive with, struggle, struggle with,
stumble, swag, sway, take a fall, take a flop, take a header,
take a pratfall, take a spill, tangle with, test, throw,
thrust and parry, tiff, tilt at, tilt with, tilter, tilting, tip,
topple, topple down, topple over, toss, totter, tournament,
tourney, tower of Pisa, trial, trip, try conclusions with, tumble,
turn turtle, tussle, uprise, wage war, war, wrestle, wrestle with,

tilt at Hungarian => English Of Explained:


tilt at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Obliquity): obliquity, inclination, slope, slant, crookedness, leaning, bevel, tilt, bias, list, twist, distortion, bend, curve, acclivity, rise, ascent, gradient, hill, bank, declivity, downhill, dip, tangent

[V] (Obliquity): intersect, lack parallelism, slanting, oblique, sloping, tangential, biased, tilted.

tilt at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
1 [usually +adv./prep.] to move, or make sth move, into a position with one side or end higher than the other:
[V] Suddenly the boat tilted to one side * The seat tilts forward, when you press this lever. * [VN] His hat was tilted slightly at an angle. * She tilted her head back and looked up at me with a smile.
2 to make sth/sb change slightly so that one particular opinion, person, etc. is preferred or more likely to succeed than another; to change in this way:
[VN] The hot conditions may tilt the balance in favour of the Kenyan runners. * [V] Popular opinion has tilted in favour of the socialists.
tilt at windmills to waste your energy attacking imaginary enemies
ORIGIN From Cervantes' Don Quixote, in which the hero thought that the windmills he saw were giants and tried to fight them.
tilt at sb/sth (BrE) to attack sb/sth in speech or writing:
a satirical magazine tilting at public figures
tilt at sth (BrE) to try to win sth:
He was tilting at the top prize.
1 a position in which one end or side of sth is higher than the other; an act of tilting sth to one side:
The table is at a slight tilt. * He answered with a tilt of his head.
2 an attempt to win sth or defeat sb:
She aims to have a tilt at the world championship next year.
(at) full tilt / pelt as fast as possible

Tilt at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tilted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To cover with a tilt, or awning.

Tilt \Tilt\, v. t. [OE. tilten, tulten, to totter, fall, AS.
tealt unstable, precarious; akin to tealtrian to totter, to
vacillate, D. tel amble, ambling pace, G. zelt, Icel. t["o]lt
an ambling pace, t["o]lta to amble. Cf. {Totter}.]
1. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging
liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.

2. To point or thrust, as a lance.

Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance. --J.

3. To point or thrust a weapon at. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

4. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel
in order to render it more ductile.

Tilt \Tilt\, n. [OE. telt (perhaps from the Danish), teld, AS.
teld, geteld; akin to OD. telde, G. zelt, Icel. tjald, Sw.
t["a]lt, tj["a]ll, Dan. telt, and ASThe beteldan to cover.]
1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent. --Denham.

2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.

3. (Naut.) A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning
extended over the sternsheets of a boat.

{Tilt boat} (Naut.), a boat covered with canvas or other

{Tilt roof} (Arch.), a round-headed roof, like the canopy of
a wagon.

Tilt \Tilt\, v. i.
1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the
military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a
combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to
engage in any combat or movement resembling that of
horsemen tilting with lances.

He tilts With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's
breast. --Shak.

Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast.

But in this tournament can no man tilt. --Tennyson.

The fleet, swift tilting, o'er the ?urges flew.

2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.

The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward
by the muscles of the back. --Grew.

Tilt \Tilt\, n.
1. A thrust, as with a lance. --Addison.

2. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants
attacked each other with lances; a tournament.

3. See {Tilt hammer}, in the Vocabulary.

4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.

{Full tilt}, with full force. --Dampier.

tilt at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned
over the banister" [syn: {lean}, {tip}, {slant}, {angle}]
2: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
[syn: {cant}, {cant over}, {slant}, {pitch}]
3: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out
of control" [syn: {careen}, {wobble}, {shift}]
4: charge with a tilt

n 1: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each
other with blunted lances [syn: {joust}]
2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: {controversy}, {contention}, {contestation}, {disputation},
{disceptation}, {argument}, {arguing}]
3: a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward
conservative rulings"
4: 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" [syn: {list}, {inclination},
{lean}, {leaning}]
5: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: {rock}, {careen}, {sway}]

tilt at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: rhymes » ɪlt

Etymology 1

Old English tyltan "to be unsteady"; Middle English tilte. Cognate with Icelandic Inter: term » tölt||an ambling place.
The nominal sense of "a joust" appears around 1510, presumably derived from the barrier which separated the combatants, which suggests connection with tilt "covering".
The modern transitive meaning is from 1590, the intransitive use appears 1620.


Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e to slope or incline (something); to slant Inter: defdate » 1590
    1. (jousting) to charge (at someone) with a lance Inter: defdate » 1590
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e to be at an angle Inter: defdate » 1620
    3. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=May 20
    |author=Nathan Rabin
    |title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)
    |work=The Onion AV Club
    |passage=“Marge Gets A Job” opens with the foundation of the Simpson house tilting perilously to one side, making the family homestead look like the suburban equivalent of the Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e to point or thrust a weapon at
    2. 1819, Translation: :w » John Keats|John Keats, Otho the Great, Act V, Scene V, verses 52-54
    3. : I say I quarrell’d with you ;
    4. : We did not tilt each other, — that’s a blessing, —
    5. : Good gods ! no innocent blood upon my head !
    6. to forge (something) with a tilt hammer
    7. Inter: poke » r to play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck)
    8. Inter: photograph » y to move a camera vertically in a controlled way
      * slope

  • incline
  • slant
    Inter: trans-top » to slope or incline (something); to slant
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|inclinar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|наклонять

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ladear, Inter: t- » es|ladearse
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|luta

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • a slope or inclination Inter: uncountabl » e
    1. a joust Inter: countabl » e Inter: defdate » 1510
    2. Inter: photograph » y the controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this
    3. an attempt at something, such as a tilt at public office.
    4. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=December 7
    |author=Phil McNulty
    |title=Man City 2 - 0 Bayern Munich
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=City will now make the Premier League an even bigger priority, while regrouping and planning again for what they hope will be another tilt at the Champions League next season.

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » telt|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » teld||tent|lang=ang, influenced by Inter: etyl » da Inter: term » telt|lang=da Inter: R:Webster 1913 » tilt(, from Inter: etyl » gml Inter: term » telt), or directly from Middle Low GermanEtymology in Translation: :w » da:ODS|ODS. Cognates include German Inter: term » Zelt||tent, Old Norse Inter: term » tjald||tent ( > archaic Danish Inter: term » tjæld||tent). More at Inter: l » en|teld.


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • a canvas covering for carts etc. Inter: defdate » 1450

    Derived terms

    * at full tilt
    • atilt
    • on tilt




    * Inter: rhymes » ɪlt|lang=nl


    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » p=23|n=sg|t=pres|m=ind|tillen
    1. Inter: nl-verb-form » n=pl|m=imp|tillen



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈtilt/|lang=hu


    Inter: head » hu|verb
  • forbid, prohibit


    Inter: hu-conj-ok » ti|l|t

    Derived terms

    * megtilt
    • kitilt

      Related terms

      * tilos
    • tiltás
    • tiltott

    Translation: cs » tilt
    Translation: de » tilt
    Translation: et » tilt
    Translation: fa » tilt
    Translation: fr » tilt
    Translation: gl » tilt
    Translation: ko » tilt
    Translation: io » tilt
    Translation: it » tilt
    Translation: kn » tilt
    Translation: hu » tilt
    Translation: mg » tilt
    Translation: ml » tilt
    Translation: my » tilt
    Translation: nl » tilt
    Translation: pl » tilt
    Translation: fi » tilt
    Translation: sv » tilt
    Translation: ta » tilt
    Translation: te » tilt
    Translation: vi » tilt
    Translation: zh » tilt