to cause to have an inclination. to point or thrust in or as if in a tilt. to charge against. to move or shift so as to lean or incline: SLANT. to incline, tend, or become drawn toward an opinion, course of action, or one side of a controversy. to engage in a combat with lances: JOUST. to make an impetuous attack. the act of tilting: the state or position of being tilted. a sloping surface. SLANT, BIAS. SPEED. DISPUTE, CONTENTION. any of various contests resembling or suggesting tilting with lances. a contest on horseback in which two combatants charging with lances or similar weapons try to unhorse each other: JOUST. a tournament of tilts. a canopy for a wagon, boat, or stall. to cover or provide with a tilt.