sloped


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slope

 (slōp)
v. sloped, slop·ing, slopes
v.intr.
1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline: a roof that slopes. See Synonyms at slant.
2. To move or walk: "Without another word he turned and sloped off down the driveway" (Roald Dahl).
v.tr.
To cause to slope: sloped the path down the bank.
n.
1. An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction.
2. A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline: ski slopes.
3.
a. A deviation from the horizontal.
b. The amount or degree of such deviation.
4. Mathematics
a. The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.
b. The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.
5. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

[Probably from Middle English aslope, sloping.]

slop′er n.
slop′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sloped - having an oblique or slanted directionsloped - having an oblique or slanted direction
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Had it not been for her I do not think I should have noticed that the floor of the gallery sloped at all.
The air was sweet with the breath of many apple orchards and the meadows sloped away in the distance to horizon mists of pearl and purple; while
Where the earth sloped so steeply that it was impossible to stand for a second upright, the man did not hesitate.
Beneath a stadium-size dome spins a 50-meter-wide snow-covered disk tilted at an angle to create a sloped surface.
Local knowledge can be as important when it comes to putting, as visitors will learn quickly if they get above the flagstick on the severely sloped 18th green.
The lamp socket and trim can also be adjusted 20[degrees] laterally for compound sloped ceiling or to compensate for off-axis aiming.
There are a number of positively sloped keyboards on the market, but commercially available keyboards and keyboard support surfaces that allow the user to slope the keyboard downward represent a small portion of the total market.