Definitions of tilt

  1. To run or ride and thrust with a lance; to rush, as in combat; to play unsteadily; to ride, float, and toss; to lean; to fall, as on one side.
  2. To tip; slant; lean.
  3. To aim, as a lance; contend with the lance.
  4. To cover with a tilt, or awning.
  5. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
  6. To point or thrust, as a lance.
  7. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.
  8. To cover with an awning or tent; to point or thrust as a lance; to raise on end; to lean or incline; as to tilt a chair back.
  9. To cover with an awning.
  10. To point or thrust with, as a lance: to slant: to raise one end of: to forge with a tilt- hammer.
  11. To slope; slant; raise one end of; forge.
  12. To furnish with an awning.
  13. 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.
  14. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
  15. To lean or tip; to ride on horseback and thrust with a lance; to charge ahead.
  16. To ride against another and thrust with a lance: to thrust or fight with a lance or rapier: to fall into a sloping posture.
  17. To ride against each other and thrust with lances; to thrust with a lance; to slope or incline; lean.
  18. heel over; " The tower is tilting"; " The ceiling is slanting"
  19. charge with a tilt, as in a joust
  20. To cover with a tilt.
  21. To incline; to raise one end, as of a cask, for discharging liquor; to point or thrust, as a lance; to hammer or forge with a tilt- hammer.
  22. To ride at each other with blunt lances; to joust; to fight; to rush, as in combat; to fall or lean, as to one side; to throw to one side.
  23. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; " they were involved in a violent argument"
  24. a slight but noticeable partiality; " the court's tilt toward conservative rulings"
  25. charge with a tilt
  26. A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
  27. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
  28. A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
  29. A thrust, as with a lance.
  30. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
  31. See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
  32. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
  33. See hammer, in the Vocabulary.
  34. A tent; the cloth covering of a wagon, boat, etc.; awning; a slanting incline; a tournament.
  35. The canvas covering of a cart or wagon: an awning in a boat.
  36. A thrust: in the middle ages, an exercise in which combatants rode against each other with lances: inclination forward.
  37. TILTER.
  38. A thrust; tourney; inclination forward; awning or cover.
  39. An inclination; slant.
  40. A tournanment.
  41. A canvas cover, as for a boat or wagon.
  42. A tent; a covering overhead; the cloth covering of a cart or wagon; the cover of a boat or stern awning.
  43. A thrust; a military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; inclination forward.
  44. Inclination forward; a riding at each other with blunt lances.
  45. A covering overhead; the canvas covering of a cart or waggon; an awning of canvas extended over the stern- sheets of a boat.
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