downslope

adjective or adverb down·slope \ ˈdau̇n-ˌslōp \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

Definition of downslope

: toward the bottom of a slope

Recent Examples of downslope from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'downslope.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of downslope

1928


DOWNSLOPE Defined for English Language Learners

downslope

adverb

Definition of downslope for English Language Learners

  • : toward the bottom of a hill or mountain : down a slope


Learn More about downslope


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up downslope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a eulogistic oration or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!