from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At a slant; obliquely.
- prep. Obliquely over or across: lay the paddle aslant the gunwales.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. slanting
- adv. at a slant
- prep. diagonally over or across
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Toward one side; in a slanting direction; obliquely.
- prep. In a slanting direction over; athwart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a slanting or sloping direction; oblique; obliquely; not perpendicularly or at right angles.
- Slantingly across; athwart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at an oblique angle
- adv. over or across in a slanting direction
- adj. having an oblique or slanted direction
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In Behind the Scenes at the Museum, a young girl happily cavorts in front of the TV screen broadcasting Elizabeth II's coronation; the moment simultaneously registers a shift in how the English experience their own history and a comical awareness of how "aslant" these experiences might prove to be.
For years, people would look aslant at me, when I would make that statement.
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I thought that if Henry remembered the fairy tales from his childhood, he would begin that reentering process, and it seemed to make sense that he would remember it aslant that he would remember the fairy tales in the original German.
And in early America, African slaves invented a form of marriage, "besom wedding" or jumping the broom, in which a couple jumped over a broomstick stuck aslant in a doorway and declared themselves married.
Dropping the paper on the lawn, he turned to watch as Annette rose from the passenger door, her mouth open, jaw aslant.
The snake's brow is draped aslant in the tree's glossy leaves, suggesting a comic green beret.
This is a subject I have spoken to before, but now and then, I get a notion that is either new to me, or comes at the subject slightly aslant of where I was before, so ...
The tower had a flat roof below the dome with thick and jutting chajjas, eaves that rinsed rainwater away from the building and provided an impenetrable shade even when the sun was aslant.
Miss Maszkeradi had sought precisely such a gruff, ancient tree-like male all her life, to whom she could have been as faithful as to this rooted, bark-bound, impassive trunk that had a face, as in fabled forests of old, hands in pockets, and a waist aslant, in a bored pose.