tilt
Pronunciation Verb

tilt (tilts, present participle tilting; past and past participle tilted)

  1. (transitive) To slope or incline (something); to slant. [1590]
    Tilt the barrel to pour out its contents.
  2. (jousting) To charge (at someone) with a lance. [1590]
    • c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act 3, scene 1]:
      He tilts / With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Marriage of Geraint
      But in this tournament can no man tilt.
  3. (intransitive) To be at an angle. [1620]
    • The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.
  4. (transitive) To point or thrust a weapon at.
    • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act V, Scene V, verses 52-54
      I say I quarrell’d with you;
      We did not tilt each other, — that’s a blessing, —
      Good gods! no innocent blood upon my head!
  5. (transitive) To point or thrust (a weapon).
    • Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.
  6. To forge (something) with a tilt hammer.
    to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile
  7. (poker, video games) To play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck or losses).
Synonyms Translations Noun

tilt (plural tilts)

  1. A slope or inclination.
  2. A jousting contest. (countable) [1510]
  3. A thrust, as with a lance.
  4. (photography) The controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this
  5. An attempt at something, such as a tilt at public office.
  6. A tilt hammer.
  7. The inclination of part of the body, such as backbone, pelvis, head, etc.
Translations Noun

tilt (plural tilts)

  1. A canvas covering for carts, boats, etc. [1450]
  2. Any covering overhead; especially, a tent.
Verb

tilt (tilts, present participle tilting; past and past participle tilted)

  1. (transitive) To cover with a tilt, or awning.



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