Slope

Definition of Slope

n.1.An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another.
2.Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.
buildings the summit and slope of a hill.
- Macaulay.
Under the slopes of Pisgah.
- Deut. iv. 49. (Rev. Ver.).
3.The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.
Slope of a plane
(Geom.) the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope.
a.1.Sloping.
A bank not steep, but gently slope.
- Bacon.
adv.1.In a sloping manner.
v. t.1.To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.
[imp. & p. p. Sloped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sloping.]
v. i.1.To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes.
2.To depart; to disappear suddenly.

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acclivity, angle, angularity, ascend, ascent, bank, bend, bevel, bezel, camber, cant, careen, chute, climb, decline, declivity, deflection, descend, descent, deviation, dip, downgrade, drop, drop off, easy slope, fall, fall away, fall off, fleam, gentle slope, glacis, go downhill, go uphill, grade, gradient, hanging gardens, heel, helicline, hill, hillside, inclined plane, keel, launching ramp, lean, leaning tower, list, mount, obliqueness, obliquity, pitch, rake, ramp, recline, retreat, rise, scarp, shelve, shelving beach, side, sidle, sink, skew, slant, steep slope, stiff climb, swag, sway, talus, tilt, tip, tower of Pisa, upgrade, uprise
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