atilt [uh-tilt] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, adverb
- with a or inclination; : Hold the bottle slightly atilt.
- with the lance in hand in .
Origin of atilt First recorded in 1555–65;+ Examples from the Web for atilt Historical Examples of atilt
Father,” she began, atilt on the arm of his chair, “should you like to buy this house yourself?
Emma C. Dowd
You purposely prolong his suspense; he is all atilt, expecting the delightful surprise.
British Dictionary definitions for atilt atilt adverb, adjective (postpositive)
- in a tilted or inclined position
- archaic in or as if in a joust
Word Origin and History for atilt adv.
1560s, from(1) + (n.).