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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tilt /ˈtɪlt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tilt, v. t.
 1. To incline; to tip; to raise one end of for discharging liquor; as, to tilt a barrel.
 2. To point or thrust, as a lance.
    Sons against fathers tilt the fatal lance.   --J. Philips.
 3. To point or thrust a weapon at. [Obs.]
 4. To hammer or forge with a tilt hammer; as, to tilt steel in order to render it more ductile.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tilt n.
 1. A covering overhead; especially, a tent.
 2. The cloth covering of a cart or a wagon.
 3. Naut. A cloth cover of a boat; a small canopy or awning extended over the sternsheets of a boat.
 Tilt boat Naut., a boat covered with canvas or other cloth.
 Tilt roof Arch., a round-headed roof, like the canopy of a wagon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tilting.] To cover with a tilt, or awning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tilt, v. i.
 1. To run or ride, and thrust with a lance; to practice the military game or exercise of thrusting with a lance, as a combatant on horseback; to joust; also, figuratively, to engage in any combat or movement resembling that of horsemen tilting with lances.
 He tilts
 With piercing steel at bold Mercutio's breast.   --Shak.
    Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast.   --Shak.
    But in this tournament can no man tilt.   --Tennyson.
    The fleet, swift tilting, o'er theurges flew.   --Pope.
 2. To lean; to fall partly over; to tip.
    The trunk of the body is kept from tilting forward by the muscles of the back.   --Grew.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tilt n.
 1. A thrust, as with a lance.
 2. A military exercise on horseback, in which the combatants attacked each other with lances; a tournament.
 3. See Tilt hammer, in the Vocabulary.
 4. Inclination forward; as, the tilt of a cask.
 Full tilt, with full force.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each
           other with blunted lances [syn: joust]
      2: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
         disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
         [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation,
          disceptation, argument, arguing]
      3: a slight but noticeable partiality; "the court's tilt toward
         conservative rulings"
      4: the property possessed by a line or surface that departs
         from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the
         ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a
         heavy inclination to the right" [syn: list, inclination,
          lean, leaning]
      5: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: rock, careen, sway]
      v 1: to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned
           over the banister" [syn: lean, tip, slant, angle]
      2: heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
         [syn: cant, cant over, slant, pitch]
      3: move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out
         of control" [syn: careen, wobble, shift]
      4: charge with a tilt