Definition of Atilt

1. Adjective. Departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal. "The headstones were tilted"

Exact synonyms: Canted, Leaning, Tilted, Tipped
Similar to: Inclined



Definition of Atilt

1. adv. In the manner of a tilter; in the position, or with the action, of one making a thrust.

Definition of Atilt

1. Adjective. at an angle from the vertical or horizontal ¹

2. Adverb. as if tilting; like a knight on horseback. ¹

3. Adverb. at an angle from the vertical or horizontal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Atilt

1. being in a tilted position [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Atilt

athrob
athrocyte
athrocytes
athrocytosis
athrombia
athwart
athwartship
athwartships
athymic
athyrea
athyrotic
atilt (current term)
atimies
atimy
atingle
atinumab
atipamezole
atiptoe
atisane
atishoo
atishoos
atlanta
atlantad
atlantal
atlantes
atlantic

Literary usage of Atilt

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1. The Magyar: A Story of the Social Revolution by Alexander Irvine (1911)
"Stephen, dear,'' she said, looking into his hazel eyes, '' are we forever to run atilt to the thinking of the best people?" A low chuckle in reply annoyed ..."

2. Studies in English and American Literature, from Chaucer to the Present Time by Albert Newton Raub (1882)
"The little bird sits at his door in the sun, atilt like a blossom among the leaves, 50 And lets his illumined being o'errun With the deluge of summer it ..."

3. The Royal Phraseological English-French, French-English Dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1845)
"atilt, adv. To run a/i«, courir lance baissée. Va cask i» atilt, le tonneau est calé. ATLANTIC, adj. atlantique. ATLAS, ». (book of maps), atlas, ..."

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