slant

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
slant

Third-person singular
slants

Past tense
slanted

Past participle
slanted

Present participle
slanting

We say that a slide or ramp is slanting.
  1. A long thing is slanting when one end is higher up than the other end and also further along. To be on an angle or sloping.
    The piece of wood is slanting from the ground up to the door so that a cart with wheels can roll up it.

Noun[change]

Singular
slant

Plural
slants

  1. A slant is the way a long thing is when one end is higher up and further along than the other end. The way a ramp is.
The gray line in this flag is on a slant. It is not straight up and down and it is not straight from side to side.