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Meaning of SLOPE

Pronunciation:  slowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
  2. [n]  an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
  3. [v]  be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"

SLOPE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: gradient, incline, incline, pitch, side
 See Also: abruptness, acclivity, angle, ascend, ascent, bank, camber, cant, canyonside, climb, climb, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downslope, elevation, escarpment, fall, fall, formation, gentleness, geological formation, geology, grade, gradualness, hillside, lean, mountainside, natural elevation, pitch, position, precipitousness, raise, rake, rise, scarp, slant, slant, spatial relation, steepness, stoop, tilt, tip, upgrade, versant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slope\, n.
    The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a
    particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.
  2. \Slope\, n. [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE.
    slipen. See {Slip}, v. i.]
    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.
             Under the slopes of Pisgah.           --Deut. iv.
                                                   49. (Rev.
    Note: A slope, considered as descending, is a declivity;
          considered as ascending, an acclivity.
    {Slope of a plane} (Geom.), the direction of the plane; as,
       parallel planes have the same slope.
  3. \Slope\, a.
    Sloping. ``Down the slope hills.'' --Milton.
          A bank not steep, but gently slope.      --Bacon.
  4. \Slope\, adv.
    In a sloping manner. [Obs.] --Milton.
  5. \Slope\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sloped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
  6. \Slope\, 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. [Slang]
Biology Dictionary
  1. Land gradient described as the vertical rise divided by the horizontal run and expressed in percent.
  2. For engineering purposes, slope is expressed as horizontal distance over vertical distance (e.g., a slope of "3 to 1" (3/1) is one with 1 vertical unit for every 3 horizontal units). A slope of "6 to 1" (6/1) is much flatter than a slope of "2 to 1" (2/1).