Definition of Slantwise

1. Adverb. At a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction.

Exact synonyms: Slantways

Definition of Slantwise

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

Definition of Slantwise

1. Adjective. diagonal, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes ¹

2. Adverb. diagonally, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes ¹

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Definition of Slantwise

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Slantwise

slant bar
slant bars
slant culture
slant rhyme
slant rhymes
slant sight
slanted ear
slantwise (current term)
slap and tickle
slap bang
slap bet
slap down
slap in the face

Literary usage of Slantwise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... out of the waves in front of the group, and the formation of fresh waves behind. For as each wave cuts slantwise through the column formed by the group, ..."

2. Bookbinding and Its Auxiliary Branches by John J. Pleger (1915)
"The character of the work does not warrant whip-stitching, so the sheets are glued together and sawed slantwise, the cut being the diagonal of one-half inch ..."

3. The New Psychology by Edward Wheeler Scripture (1897)
"A characteristic record is the following : Line applied slantwise left to right (l.-r.). Distance 2 to 6 felt as point. „ 8 „ 10 „ blunt contact. ..."

4. The New Psychology by Edward Wheeler Scripture (1897)
"In Judd's experiments the cards were applied in four directions, lengthwise of the arm, crosswise, and slantwise 45° from right to left, or slantwise 45° ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"slantwise. Two pair of cottages recently built at ... slantwise to the road have received popularly the name of " The a-swish houses." DEAL, v. ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1882)
"She gin the moon a clip with her heels when she went over, and knocked it kind of slantwise. Mebbe you Ve noticed, sometimes, that it looks kind of ..."

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