slope

Pronunciation Noun

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Pronunciation Noun

**slope**

- An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
*I had to climb a small***slope**to get to the site.

- The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
*The road has a very sharp downward***slope**at that point.

- (
*mathematics*) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.*The***slope**of this line is 0.5

- (
*mathematics*) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.*The***slope**of a parabola increases linearly with*x*.

- The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).
*The***slope**of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.

- (
*vulgar, offensive, ethnic slur*) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

- (
*area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward*) bank, embankment, gradient, hill, incline - (
*degree to which a surface tends upward or downward*) gradient - (
*mathematics*) first derivative, gradient - (
*offensive: Chinese person*) Chinaman, Chink

- French: pente
- German: Steigung, Hang, Abhang
- Italian: pendio
- Portuguese: ladeira, declive, vertente
- Russian: склон
- Spanish: pendiente, cuesta

- French: pente, inclinaison
- German: Steigung (
*upward*), Gefälle (*downward*) - Italian: pendenza
- Portuguese: inclinação
- Russian: укло́н
- Spanish: desnivel, inclinación

- French: pente
- German: Steigung
- Italian: inclinazione
- Portuguese: declive, gradiente
- Russian: накло́н
- Spanish: inclinación

- Spanish: pendiente

- German: Schlitzauge, Schlitzi
- Italian: muso giallo
- Portuguese: amarelo, olho puxado
- Russian: узкогла́зый
- Spanish: ojo chueco, chuequito

**slope** (slopes, *present participle* sloping; *past and past participle* sloped)

- (
*intransitive*) To tend steadily upward or downward.*The road***slopes**sharply down at that point.

- (
*transitive*) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.*to***slope**the ground in a garden; to**slope**a piece of cloth in cutting a garment

- (
*colloquial, usually, followed by a preposition*) To try to move surreptitiously.*I***sloped**in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.

- (
*military*) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.*The order was given to "***slope**arms".

- Portuguese: inclinar

**slope**

- (
*obsolete*) Sloping.**1625**, Francis Bacon,*Of Gardens*- A bank not steep, but gently
**slope**.

- A bank not steep, but gently
**1667**, John Milton, “Book 4”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:- Down the
**slope**hills.

**slope**

- (
*obsolete*) slopingly

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