from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At a slant or slope; obliquely.
  • adj. Slanting; oblique.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. diagonal, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes
  • adv. diagonally, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an inclined direction; obliquely; slopingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slantingly; slantly.

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

  • adv. at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction


slant +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)


  • This is often referred to as slantwise convection.

    What made Wednesday's storm special?

  • Strike here, where the neck joins the shoulder, holding the sword slantwise, for there even a woman's blow will serve to sever the great artery. "

    The Wanderer's Necklace

  • These circumstances lead to incredibly strong upward motion and the slantwise convection.

    What made Wednesday's storm special?

  • "I'm not absolutely convinced that for this event... we're going to get that, but the model is certainly pointing to a slantwise convection aspect and we have to pay attention to that."

    At weather expo, top snow expert shares views

  • When Hobo disappeared from the screen, Flint would get closer and look slantwise in the direction that the dog had gone, trying to catch a glimpse of the disappearing furry star.

    Born to Bark

  • With his free hand, the man drew a finger in a slantwise gesture along the left side of his jaw.


  • After placing the bra at the foot of the bed, she returns to him to sit slantwise across his knees.


  • Harry tried launching himself from the rungs, bouncing slantwise from the opposite wall.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • At first Darian couldn't see anything, but then a ray of light falling slantwise through the branches glanced off something white, which resolved into two distant riders.

    Elephant in the City

  • As he turned it slantwise to the light, the glint upon the rims of the copper shells within the drum showed that it was fully loaded.



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