Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

tilt

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb tilt pronunciation in American English /tɪlt/ 
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theytilt
he/she/ittilts
present participletilting
past tensetilted
past participletilted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to move something so that one side is lower than the other

    The tray was tilted at an angle.

    She tilted the bowl to pour the mixture out.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of tilt
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if something tilts, it moves so that one side is lower than the other

      Suddenly the boat started to tilt.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of tilt
    2. b.
      [transitive] to move your head slightly upward, downward, or to one side

      She was sitting with her head tilted slightly back.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to influence a situation in a particular way, or to be influenced in a particular way
    tilt the balance toward/in favor of someone (=give someone an advantage):

    Excellent performances from the opening batsmen have tilted the balance in favor of the home side.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of tilt

likebait

web content which is specifically intended to make Facebook users click the 'Like' button associated with it

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Grexit

the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog