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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.

sloping

  • pitched - Describing a "steeply downward sloping" roof built at an angle.
  • fastigiate - Means "sloping up to a point."
  • slalom - From Norwegian sla, "sloping," and lam, "track."
  • squint - Short for the obsolete asquint, which may have come from Dutch schuin, "sideways, sloping."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sloping - having an oblique or slanted directionsloping - having an oblique or slanted direction
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
2.sloping - having a slanting form or direction; "an area of gently sloping hills"; "a room with a sloping ceiling"
gradual - (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope"

sloping

adjective slanting, leaning, inclined, inclining, oblique, atilt the gently sloping beach
Translations
مائِل
šikmý
hældende
lejtõs
hallandi
poševen
eğikmeyilli

sloping

[ˈsləʊpɪŋ] ADJinclinado, al sesgo

sloping

[ˈslɒpɪŋ] adj
[roof, hillside] → en pente, incliné(e)
[handwriting] → penché(e)

sloping

adj hill, road (upwards) → ansteigend; (downwards) → abfallend; roof, floorschräg, geneigt; shouldersabfallend; garden, field etcam Hang; (= not aligned)schief

sloping

[ˈsləʊpɪŋ] adjinclinato/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
As he spoke he motioned upward through the mist of the rain to the sloping side of the mountain towering above them.
It was situated at the top of the house, made up of odd angles and a queer, sloping ceiling.
Farther off was a farm-house, in the old style, as venerably black as the church, with a roof sloping downward from the three-story peak, to within a man's height of the ground.
It was one of those spacious farmhouses, with high- ridged but lowly sloping roofs, built in the style handed down from the first Dutch settlers; the low projecting eaves forming a piazza along the front, capable of being closed up in bad weather.
Furthermore, you are now to consider that only in the extreme, lower, backward sloping part of the front of the head, is there the slightest vestige of bone; and not till you get near twenty feet from the forehead do you come to the full cranial development.
Haley's horse, which was a white one, and very fleet and spirited, appeared to enter into the spirit of the scene with great gusto; and having for his coursing ground a lawn of nearly half a mile in extent, gently sloping down on every side into indefinite woodland, he appeared to take infinite delight in seeing how near he could allow his pursuers to approach him, and then, when within a hand's breadth, whisk off with a start and a snort, like a mischievous beast as he was and career far down into some alley of the wood-lot.
On all four sides of the court the seated multitudes rose rank above rank, forming sloping terraces that were rich with color.