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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.

slope

(sləʊp)
vb
1. to lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle
2. (intr) (esp of natural features) to follow an inclined course: many paths sloped down the hillside.
3. (intr; foll by off, away, etc) to go furtively
4. (Military) (tr) military (formerly) to hold (a rifle) in the slope position (esp in the command slope arms)
n
5. an inclined portion of ground
6. (Physical Geography) (plural) hills or foothills
7. any inclined surface or line
8. the degree or amount of such inclination
9. (Mathematics) maths
a. (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x-axis
b. the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point
10. (Military) (formerly) the position adopted for British military drill when the rifle is rested on the shoulder
11. (Peoples) slang derogatory US a person from Southeast Asia, esp a Vietnamese
[C15: short for aslope, perhaps from the past participle of Old English āslūpan to slip away, from slūpan to slip]
ˈsloper n
ˈsloping adj
ˈslopingly adv
ˈslopingness n

slope

(sloʊp)

v. sloped, slop•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to have an inclined or oblique direction or angle, esp. with reference to a horizontal plane; slant.
2. to move at an inclination or obliquely.
v.t.
3. to cause to incline from the horizontal or vertical.
4. to form with a slope.
n.
5. ground that has a natural incline, as the side of a hill.
6. inclination or slant, esp. downward or upward.
7. the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical.
8. an inclined surface.
9. Usu., slopes. hills, esp. foothills.
10. Math.
a. the tangent of the angle between a given straight line and the x-axis of a system of Cartesian coordinates.
b. the derivative of the function whose graph is a given curve evaluated at a designated point.
11. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to an East Asian, esp. a Vietnamese.)
[1495–1505; appar. < aslope]
usage: Definition 12 is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting. It refers to the slanting eyes associated with Asians.

slope

  • escarpment, scarp, palisade(s) - A cliff formation or line of cliffs can be called an escarpment, scarp (from Italian scarpa, "slope"), or palisade(s).
  • scree - A mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on a mountain.
  • katabatic - Skiing is a katabatic sport—moving down a slope or valley.
  • scarp - To slope, cut a steep face.

slope


Past participle: sloped
Gerund: sloping

Imperative
slope
slope
Present
I slope
you slope
he/she/it slopes
we slope
you slope
they slope
Preterite
I sloped
you sloped
he/she/it sloped
we sloped
you sloped
they sloped
Present Continuous
I am sloping
you are sloping
he/she/it is sloping
we are sloping
you are sloping
they are sloping
Present Perfect
I have sloped
you have sloped
he/she/it has sloped
we have sloped
you have sloped
they have sloped
Past Continuous
I was sloping
you were sloping
he/she/it was sloping
we were sloping
you were sloping
they were sloping
Past Perfect
I had sloped
you had sloped
he/she/it had sloped
we had sloped
you had sloped
they had sloped
Future
I will slope
you will slope
he/she/it will slope
we will slope
you will slope
they will slope
Future Perfect
I will have sloped
you will have sloped
he/she/it will have sloped
we will have sloped
you will have sloped
they will have sloped
Future Continuous
I will be sloping
you will be sloping
he/she/it will be sloping
we will be sloping
you will be sloping
they will be sloping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sloping
you have been sloping
he/she/it has been sloping
we have been sloping
you have been sloping
they have been sloping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sloping
you will have been sloping
he/she/it will have been sloping
we will have been sloping
you will have been sloping
they will have been sloping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sloping
you had been sloping
he/she/it had been sloping
we had been sloping
you had been sloping
they had been sloping
Conditional
I would slope
you would slope
he/she/it would slope
we would slope
you would slope
they would slope
Past Conditional
I would have sloped
you would have sloped
he/she/it would have sloped
we would have sloped
you would have sloped
they would have sloped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slope - an elevated geological formationslope - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
acclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
bank - sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water); "they pulled the canoe up on the bank"; "he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents"
camber, cant, bank - a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
canyonside - the steeply sloping side of a canyon
coast - a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"
declivity, downslope, declination, declension, fall, decline, descent - a downward slope or bend
escarpment, scarp - a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
hillside - the side or slope of a hill
mountainside, versant - the side or slope of a mountain; "conifer forests cover the eastern versant"
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
piedmont - a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
ski slope - a snow-covered slope for skiing
2.slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
grade - the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"
rake, slant, pitch - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
precipitousness, steepness, abruptness - the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
gentleness, gradualness - the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
Verb1.slope - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
ascend - slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
stoop - sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
fall - slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
climb - slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
dip - slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
lean, tilt, angle, slant, tip - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"

slope

noun
1. inclination, rise, incline, tilt, descent, downgrade (chiefly U.S.), slant, ramp, gradient, brae (Scot.), scarp, declination, declivity a mountain slope
verb
1. incline, rise, gradient, dip, descent, ramp, ascent, declivity, acclivity The street must have been on a slope.
2. slant, incline, drop away, fall, rise, pitch, lean, tilt The garden sloped quite steeply.
slope off (Informal) slink away, slip away, sneak off, steal away, make off, skulk, creep away, make yourself scarce She sloped off quietly on Saturday afternoon.

slope

verb
To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal:
noun
Deviation from a particular direction:
Translations
إنْحِدارمُنْحَدَرمُنْحَدِريَنْحَدِر
svahsklonklesat
hældningskræntskråneskråning
rinnejyrkkyyskaltevuuskulmakerroin
kosina
emelkedőlejtőlejtõs útmeredekség
lereng
hallasthallihalli, brekka
비탈
būt nolaidenam/slīpamnogāzeslīpneslīpums
nagibati sepobočje
backe
พื้นที่ลาดเอียง
yokuşbayıreğik/meyilli olmakeğimmeyil
dốc

slope

[sləʊp]
A. N (up) → cuesta f, pendiente f; (down) → declive m, bajada f; [of hill] → falda f, ladera f
the street was on a slopela calle era en cuesta
the car got stuck on a slopeel coche se atascó en una cuesta
there is a slope down to the townla ciudad está bajando una cuesta or ladera
on the eastern slopeen la vertiente este
a slope of ten degreesuna pendiente del diez por ciento
B. VIinclinarse
to slope forwardsestar inclinado hacia delante
to slope up/away or downsubir/bajar en pendiente
the garden slopes down to the streamel jardín baja hacia el arroyo
slope off VI + ADVescabullirse, largarse, rajarse (LAm)

slope

[ˈsləʊp]
n
[ground, surface] → pente f
She rode up a grassy slope → Elle a monté une pente herbeuse.
to be on a slope → être en pente
The street was on a slope → La rue était en pente.
(= side of hill, mountain) → versant m
(= slant) → inclinaison f
vi
to slope down → être en pente
to slope up → monter

slope

n
(= angle)Neigung f; (esp downwards) → Gefälle nt; (of roof)Schräge f
(= sloping ground)(Ab)hang m; on a slopeam Hang; halfway up the slopeauf halber Höhe; there is a slope down to the townes fällt zur Stadt hin ab; he broke his leg on the (ski) slopeser hat sich das Bein auf der Piste gebrochen
(Mil) with his rifle at the slopemit geschultertem Gewehr
vtneigen, schräg (an)legen; slope arms! (Mil) → schultert Gewehr!
vi
(writing)geneigt sein; (road, garden, floor, roof, ground)sich neigen; the picture is sloping to the left/rightdas Bild hängt schief; his handwriting slopes to the left/backwardsseine Handschrift ist nach links/nach hinten geneigt
(inf: = move casually) → schlendern (inf)

slope

[sləʊp]
1. n
a. (gen, of hill) → pendio; (side of hill) → versante m; (of roof) → pendenza; (of floor) → inclinazione f
on the slopes of Mount Etna → alle falde or pendici dell'Etna
the car got stuck on a slope → la macchina si è bloccata su una salita
b. (also ski slope) → pista (da sci)
2. vi (path, roof, handwriting) → essere inclinato/a
to slope up → essere in salita
the garden slopes down to the stream → il giardino digrada verso il ruscello
slope off vi + adv (fam) → filarsela, tagliare la corda

slope

(sləup) noun
1. a position or direction that is neither level nor upright; an upward or downward slant. The floor is on a slight slope.
2. a surface with one end higher than the other. The house stands on a gentle slope.
verb
to be in a position which is neither level nor upright. The field slopes towards the road.
ˈsloping adjective
a sloping roof.

slope

مُنْحَدِر svah skrænt Hang πλαγιά pendiente rinne pente kosina pendio 비탈 helling skråning nachylenie inclinação Склон or скат backe พื้นที่ลาดเอียง yokuş dốc 斜坡

slope

n. inclinación; declive;
vi. estar inclinado-a; estar en declive.
References in classic literature ?
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
A few immigrant wagons, diverted from the highways of travel by the fame of the new diggings, halted upon the slopes of Devil's Spur and on the arid flats of the Ford, and disgorged their sallow freight of alkali-poisoned, prematurely-aged women and children and maimed and fever-stricken men.
It would be an omission, trifling, indeed, but unpardonable, were we to forget the green moss that had long since gathered over the projections of the windows, and on the slopes of the roof nor must we fail to direct the reader's eye to a crop, not of weeds, but flower-shrubs, which were growing aloft in the air, not a great way from the chimney, in the nook between two of the gables.
You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.
The frozen particles of ice, brushed from the blades of grass by the wind, and borne across my face; the hard clatter of the horse's hoofs, beating a tune upon the ground; the stiff-tilled soil; the snowdrift, lightly eddying in the chalk-pit as the breeze ruffled it; the smoking team with the waggon of old hay, stopping to breathe on the hill-top, and shaking their bells musically; the whitened slopes and sweeps of Down-land lying against the dark sky, as if they were drawn on a huge slate!
On either side of this donga the ground slopes steeply down towards its yawning lips, and from its end a man may see the open country.
The slopes of the knoll and all the inside of the stockade had been cleared of timber to build the house, and we could see by the stumps what a fine and lofty grove had been destroyed.
The sunshine crept down the slopes into the peaceful green valleys, where little white cottages nestled in gardens and orchards.
This is the profession of the wire chiefs and their men, a corps of human spiders, endlessly spinning threads under streets and above green fields, on the beds of rivers and the slopes of mountains, massing them in cities and fluffing them out among farms and villages.
For two days the party raced through the savage country, passing out of the dense jungle into an open plain, and across this to timbered mountain slopes.
On the far-away hills, sun-burst and shadow raced along the slopes and leaped from peak to peak.
Beyond the green swelling hills of the Mittel Land rose mighty slopes of forest up to the lofty steeps of the Carpathians themselves.