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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 ?
They gained the summit only to find themselves on another ravine, and now perceived that this vast mountain, which had presented such a sloping and even side to the distant beholder on the plain, was shagged by frightful precipices, and seamed with longitudinal chasms, deep and dangerous.
On he clambered, with his hand shuffling down the long sloping crack, sometimes bearing all his weight upon his arms, at others finding some small shelf or tuft on which to rest his foot.
Going towards the side I found what appeared to be sloping shelves, and clearing away the thick dust, I found the old familiar glass cases of our own time.
The instant it touched the soil, all needful precautions were taken to hold it there firmly; and Kennedy, fowling-piece in hand, sallied out upon the sloping plain.