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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun tilt:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb tilt:

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Definition of the noun tilt

What does tilt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tilts

  1. a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of tilt: joust
    • more generic words: battle / struggle = an energetic attempt to achieve something
    • part of: tournament = a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
  2. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  3. a slight but noticeable partiality
    • example: the court's tilt toward conservative rulings
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: partiality / partisanship = an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives
  4. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
  5. pitching dangerously to one side

Alternative definition of the noun tilt


  1. a slope or inclination [uncountable]
  2. a joust [countable]
  3. [photography] the controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this
  4. an attempt at something, such as a tilt at public office.
  5. a canvas covering for carts etc.

Definition of the verb tilt

What does tilt mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tilted | tilting | tilts

  1. to incline or bend from a vertical position
  2. heel over
  3. move sideways or in an unsteady way
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of tilt: careen / shift / wobble
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  4. charge with a tilt
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They battled
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, possessive with -ing]They battled about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]They battled about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-extraction]They battled about what was the right thing
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]They battled about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]They battled about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]They battled about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]I battled with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-extraction]I battled with him about whether he should go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]I battled with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]I battled with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, not sentential clause]I battled with him about it

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): argue, bargain, battle, bicker, brawl, clash, combat, communicate, compete, conflict, correspond, dicker, differ, disagree, dispute, duel, feud, fight, joust, quarrel, quibble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, struggle, tussle, vie, war, wrangle, wrestle.

    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: joust = joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

Alternative definition of the verb tilt


  1. to slope or incline (something); to slant
  2. (jousting) to charge (at someone) with a lance
  3. [transitive] to point or thrust a weapon at
  4. to forge (something) with a tilt hammer
  5. [poker] to play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck)
  6. [photography] to move a camera vertically in a controlled way

Specialised definition of the verb tilt

Glossary of sports / wrestling

to turn the opponent so that his back goes from an angle of 45 degrees or more to less than 45 degrees


  1. Tilt a.k.a. Tilt is a technology company that makes it easy for groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money securely and effectively online. In addition to helping social organizers, the company is legally certified in securing fundraisers for non-profit organizations. Tilt has passed the most stringent level of security certification available and has earned PCI Level 1 compliant status. James Beshara and Khaled Hussein launched under the name Crowdtilt in February 2012 out of Y Combinator. The company was initially based in Texas and is now headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  2. Tilt is a venture funded company.


  1. Tilt is a British group of electronic record producers, composed of Andy Moor and Mick Parks.
  2. Tilt a.k.a. 6 Pack: Marc Trauner better known by his numerous aliases including Marc Acardipane, Mescalinum United, The Mover, Pilldriver, Marshall Masters and Resident E, is a Frankfurt, Germany based DJ and producer.

There are other people with in their name, like Luke Tilt, Shock Tilt and Beatrice Tilt.


  1. Tilt was a Polish rock band, regarded as one of the first punk bands in Poland. It was founded in Warsaw in 1979 by Tomasz Lipinski and it has been existing with several breaks until now. In its first years, it performed songs in English, later switching to Polish. Currently performing and recording as Tomek Lipinski & Tilt with Lipinski on guitar and vocals, Voytek Konikiewicz on keyboards, Karol Ludew on drums, Piotr Leniewicz on bass, and Alek Korecki on saxophone.
  2. Tilt was an American punk rock band from the East Bay, California, United States, formed in 1992. The group's debut studio album, Play Cell, was released through Lookout Records in 1993. They would soon after get signed to Fat Wreck Chords, which the rest of its albums were released through. The band consisted of Cinder Block, Jeffrey Bischoff, Pete Rypins, Vincent Camacho. Starting on February 15, 1994 at the Cattle Club in Sacramento CA and ending on April 6, 1994 in Vancouver Tilt supported Green Day on their Dookie tour.
  3. Tilt is a musical group.
    • album: "Ride the Tiger"
  4. Tilt is a British rock band.

There are other groups with in their name, like tilt !, Full Tilt, Full-Tilt, Scarlatti Tilt and Full Tilt Boogie Band.


  1. "Tilt" is a book by Nicholas Shrady.
    • also known as "Tilt:A Skewed History Of The Tower Of Pisa", "Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa", Tilt:A Skewed History Of The Tower Of Pisa
  2. "Tilt" is a book written by Ellen Hopkins.
    • released on


  1. "Tilt" is a 1979 comedy film starring Brooke Shields as the protagonist, Tilt, a young pinball wizard.
  2. "Tilt" is a 2011 Bulgarian drama film directed by Viktor Chouchkov. The film was selected as the Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.
  3. Tilt is a U.S. TV series set against the backdrop of the World Championship of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, and with the tagline "You're playing poker. They're playing you." The series first aired on January 13, 2005, and is the second original drama series from ESPN, following Playmakers. It was created by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, who co-wrote the poker-themed feature film Rounders.
  4. "Tilt" is a 2013 drama thriller film written by Julie Keck and Jessica King; directed by Phil Holbrook.


  1. "Tilt" is the twelfth studio album by the American solo artist Scott Walker. It was released on 8 May 1995 and reached number 27 on the UK albums chart. No singles were released from the album. It was Walker's first studio album in eleven years.
  2. "Tilt" is a collaborative studio album by guitarists Greg Howe and Richie Kotzen, released on August 22, 1995 through Shrapnel Records. The collaboration was organized by Shrapnel founder Mike Varney due to his enthusiasm for both guitarists' stylistic similarities, and as a result of good sales a second album, Project, was released in 1997.
  3. "Tilt" is the second solo album by English drummer Cozy Powell, released in 1981.
  4. "Tilt" is the fifth studio album from British alternative rock band The Lightning Seeds. It was released in 1999.
  5. "Tilt" is the third proper full-length by Shibuya kei artist Kahimi Karie. It features songs by Momus, Arto Lindsay, Julien Ribot and The Olivia Tremor Control, among others. The track "Pygmalism" was taken from the Momus-penned EP Journey To The Centre Of Me; "Do You Know The Time?" and "Metaphors" were reprised from Karie's Olivia Tremor Control collaboration EP Once Upon A Time of the same year.
  6. "Tilt" is a musical album of Le Peuple de l'Herbe.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  7. "Tilt" is a musical single of David Morley.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  8. "Tilt" a.k.a. "TILT!" is a musical album of Floh de Cologne.
    • released in (40 years ago)
  9. "Tilt" is a musical album of Tilt.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  10. "Tilt" is a musical album of Latin Quarter.
    • released on
  11. "Tilt" is a musical EP of Mastic Scum.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  12. "Tilt" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  13. "Tilt" is a musical album of Tall Tales and True.
    • released in (21 years ago)


  1. Tilt is a poker term for a state of mental or emotional confusion or frustration in which a player adopts a less than optimal strategy, usually resulting in the player becoming over-aggressive. This term is closely associated with steam and some consider the terms equivalent, but 'steam' typically carries more anger and intensity.
  2. Tilt: Tilting is a cinematographic technique in which the camera is stationary and rotates in a vertical plane. A rotation in a horizontal plane is known as panning. Tilting the camera results in a motion similar to someone nodding their head "yes" or to an aircraft performing a pitch rotation.
  3. Tilt was a French magazine which began publication in September 1982, focused on personal computer and console gaming.
  4. Tilt is an alcoholic beverage launched in the US market in August 2005. Its alcoholic content by volume varies and is higher than most American beer, 10% in the lemon lime flavor, to 12% in the new Tilt Red variety, which is a blend of fruit flavors such as cherry, orange, grape, lime and tropical fruit. Tilt drink products are sold in 16 and 24 fluid ounce cans. Since at least December 2010, all flavors appear to have 12% alcohol/volume.
  5. Tilt: In optics, tilt is a deviation in the direction a beam of light propagates. Tilt quantifies the average slope in both the X and Y directions of a wavefront or phase profile across the pupil of an optical system.
  6. Tilt, also known as Tilt Family Entertainment Center, is a chain of video arcades inside various shopping malls. Tilt is owned by Nickels and Dimes Incorporated located in Carrollton, Texas. There are numerous Tilt stores spread across the United States from California to New York. The first Tilt! game room was in Six Flags Mall in 1972. It was founded by Craig Singer.
  7. Tilt is a software.
    • developer: Ryan Tomayko
    • genre: Comparison of web template engines
    • license: MIT License
    • official website:
  8. Tilt was a Finnish video games magazine published 10 times a year by Yhtyneet kuvalehdet OY. In the Finnish gaming magazine scene Tilt was a newcomer, challenging mainly the well-established Pelit magazine with another newcomer, Pelaaja. Tilt covered both PC and consoles.
  9. Tilt is a topical sketch show, written in the week before broadcast, and recorded the night before. The first, six episode series was broadcast on BBC 7, between 27 March – 1 May 2008,one of their growing number of specially commissioned projects.

Phrases with Tilt

Phrases starting with the word Tilt:

  1. Tilt rail
  2. tilt angle
  3. Tilt Barrier
  4. tilt-top table
  5. Tilt at Windmills

Phrases ending with the word Tilt:

  1. A-Tilt
  2. On Tilt
  3. Full Tilt
  4. Dutch Tilt
  5. At Full Tilt

Other phrase containing the word Tilt:

  1. Full Tilt Boogie

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tilt

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Google previewCommercial America (1910)

Every tilt is as good as a reduction in the coal 'bill. Every tilt means that all steam lines are being perfectly drained.

Google previewLeague of Legends: ELO Hell Guide (2014)

How I Escaped ELO Hell by Matthew Spicer

Tilt is a wrong pre-conception that you are on a losing streak, where in fact the only extra abnormal variable affecting your ability to win is yourself. Being consistent also has another advantage, and that is to recognise problems that you may ...

Google previewThe Man Who Found Time (2008)

James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity by Jack Repcheck

Glen Tilt Glen Tilt is an area of igneous intrusion. Here magma rose and pushed up into preexisting rock by slowly creeping upward between grains or in cracks. The magma did not make it all the way to the surface, and thus cooled and ...

Google previewGoPro Cameras For Dummies (2014)

by John Carucci

Tilt: A tilt is the camera's way of looking up, ...

Google previewAdaptive Optics Engineering Handbook (1999)

by Robert Tyson

Over large apertures, like those used in modern astronomical telescopes, the wavefront tilt is a dominant effect which, as it varies rapidly during the Figure 1 Basic components of an adaptive optics system. exposure 1 Introduction.

Google previewAnimating with Flash 8 (2013)

Creative Animation Techniques by Alex Michael

Tilt means to vertically tilt the camera either up or ...

Google previewLinear Algebra (2013)

by Harold M. Edwards

Otherwise stated, a tilt is a matrix that is the matrix of coefficients of a linear substitution such as (1) or (2) in which the number of original variables is equal to the number of new variables, and in which the original variables and the new ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2010)

by A.J. Larner

Cross References Claw hand; Simian hand Bent Spine Syndrome - see CAMPTOCORMIA Bielschowsky's Sign, Bielschowsky's Test Bielschowsky's sign is head tilt towards the shoulder, typically towards the side contralateral to a trochlear ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

To do this place one of your hands on the patient's forehead and with the other hand place two fingers under the chin, then tilt the head back. This action will lift the tongue from the back of the casualty's throat, thus opening the airway.

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

Environmental tilt typically lasts for several seconds, and usually no longer than an hour. The tilting...

Environmental tilt usually presents as a binocular illusory phenomenon, but monocular cases have been reported as well. The return to a ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard Pronunciation. : To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

TILT, tilt'. f. head; the cover of a boat; a military game at Arable, fit for the A tent, any covering over which the combatants run against each other with lances on horfeback ; a thruft.

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

TILLANDSLA—TILT. TILTER—TIMBRE. of preparing land for seed, and keeping the ground free from weeds which might impede the growth of crops; culture. TILLANDSLA, til-land'se-a, s. (named by Linnaeus in honour of Elias Tillandsius of ...

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Quotes about Tilt

Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt in the basic coverage that they get on TV news. (Brit Hume)
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Scrabble value of T1I1L1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TILT

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