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slope

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adjective \ˈslōp\

Definition of slope

  1. :  that slants :  sloping —often used in combination <slope-sided>



Origin of slope

Middle English sloop, probably from aslope, adverb, at an angle


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with slope


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slope

verb

Simple Definition of slope

  • : to not be level : to have a downward or upward slant

  • : to not be straight : to lean or slant to the left or right

Full Definition of slope

slopedslop·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take an oblique course

  3. 2 :  to lie or fall in a slant :  incline

  4. 3 :  go, travel <slopes off into the night — Wolcott Gibbs>

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to cause to incline or slant

slop·er noun

Examples of slope

  1. His handwriting slopes to the left.

  2. <they sloped our new driveway too steeply and now my car scrapes bottom whenever I back out onto the street>



1591

First Known Use of slope

1591


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slope

noun

Simple Definition of slope

  • : ground that slants downward or upward : ground that slopes

  • : an area of land on a mountain that is used for skiing

  • : an upward or downward slant

Full Definition of slope

  1. 1 :  ground that forms a natural or artificial incline

  2. 2 :  upward or downward slant or inclination or degree of slant

  3. 3 :  the part of a continent draining to a particular ocean <Alaska's North Slope>

  4. 4a :  the tangent of the angle made by a straight line with the x-axisb :  the slope of the line tangent to a plane curve at a point

Examples of slope

  1. They climbed the steep slope.

  2. What is the angle of the slope?

  3. You can adjust the slope of the ramp.

  4. a slope of 30 degrees



Circa 1568

First Known Use of slope

circa 1568




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