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"
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No one was in sight, the smooth road sloped invitingly before her, and finding the temptation irresistible, Jo darted away, soon leaving hat and comb behind her and scattering hairpins as she ran.
From the windmill the ground sloped westward, down to the barns and granaries and pig-yards.
Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the apex united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like a top-knot on some old Pottowotamie Sachem's head.
I was obliged to exert the utmost care and caution, for in many places the road was not two yards wide, and often the lower side of it sloped away in slanting precipices eight and even nine feet deep.
The path sloped gently from the back of the house to the water side, from which it was parted by a low wooden fence.
Before us the ground was open and sloped down to the banks of the White Umfolozi, which twisted through the plain like a great and shining snake.
The ground, as if fashioned on purpose for the martial display which was intended, sloped gradually down on all sides to a level bottom, which was enclosed for the lists with strong palisades, forming a space of a quarter of a mile in length, and about half as broad.
Her eyes and hair were hazel-nut color; and her teeth, the upper row of which she displayed freely, were like fine Portland stone, and sloped outward enough to have spoilt her mouth, had they not been supported by a rich under lip, and a finely curved, impudent chin.
At last Mowgli rounded up the bewildered herd at the head of the ravine on a grassy patch that sloped steeply down to the ravine itself.
The mountains sloped sheer down to the sea, and there was no road across them.