Etymology
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aslant (adv.)

"in a sloping direction, not perpendicular or at right angles," early 14c., o-slant, literally "on slant," from a- (1) "on" + slant (v.). As a preposition from c. 1600.

updated on July 14, 2022

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Definitions of aslant from WordNet
1
aslant (adv.)
over or across in a slanting direction;
aslant (adv.)
at an oblique angle;
the sun shone aslant into his face
Synonyms: obliquely / athwart
2
aslant (adj.)
having an oblique or slanted direction;
Synonyms: aslope / diagonal / slanted / slanting / sloped / sloping
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