Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective In a tilted position; inclined upward.
  • adverb & adjective Tilting or as if tilting with a lance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tilted up; set on tilt, literally or figuratively.
  • In the manner of a tilter; in the position or with the action of a man making a thrust: as, to ride or run atilt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust.
  • adverb In the position of a cask tilted, or with one end raised. [In this sense sometimes used as an adjective.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective at an angle from the vertical or horizontal
  • adverb as if tilting; like a knight on horseback.
  • adverb at an angle from the vertical or horizontal

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He kept his head slightly atilt, however, to prevent being surprised from behind.

    Fear

  • He kept his head slightly atilt, however, to prevent being surprised from behind.

    Fear

  • As he squirmed into the entranceway, Earl saw that the big automatic weapon was atilt and two men, standing over the body of a third, struggled to restore it to a firing position.

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  • “Tire guys, go, go, get it done,” he shouted, and as they had so often practiced, a Grumley team of three hit the rear axle of the vehicle, got the heavy power-jack underneath, and with swift, focused strength jerked the thing atilt.

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  • “Tire guys, go, go, get it done,” he shouted, and as they had so often practiced, a Grumley team of three hit the rear axle of the vehicle, got the heavy power-jack underneath, and with swift, focused strength jerked the thing atilt.

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  • More than once he awoke with a scream in a sweat, seeing the world go atilt and then to blur in the eight seconds of oxygen and glucose a detached brain holds to sustain itself, felt the separation, felt the loss.

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  • More than once he awoke with a scream in a sweat, seeing the world go atilt and then to blur in the eight seconds of oxygen and glucose a detached brain holds to sustain itself, felt the separation, felt the loss.

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  • As he squirmed into the entranceway, Earl saw that the big automatic weapon was atilt and two men, standing over the body of a third, struggled to restore it to a firing position.

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  • Perhaps at this point in his careera time when the Food Network uses shots of Duff carrying a cake atilt across a stage to garner publicity for its Iron Chef competitionshe doesnt need any gigs that will cost him; after all, if this A-list celebrity wont pay, what A-list celebrities will?

    Let Me Eat Cake

  • “Tire guys, go, go, get it done,” he shouted, and as they had so often practiced, a Grumley team of three hit the rear axle of the vehicle, got the heavy power-jack underneath, and with swift, focused strength jerked the thing atilt.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

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