WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
slope /sloʊp/USA pronunciation  v.,  sloped, slop•ing,n. 

v. 
  1. to (cause to) have an inclined angle;
    slant: [no object]The roof sloped sharply upward.[+ object]The builder sloped the roof sharply upward.

n. 
  1. [countable] ground that has a natural incline, such as the side of a hill:the sharp slopes of the hills.
  2. [uncountable]
    • slant, esp. downward or upward.
    • the amount or degree of such a slant.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

slope /sləʊp/ vb
  1. to lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle
  2. (intransitive) (esp of natural features) to follow an inclined course: many paths sloped down the hillside
  3. (intr; followed by off, away, etc) to go furtively
  4. (transitive) (formerly) to hold (a rifle) in the slope position (esp in the command slope arms)
n
  1. an inclined portion of ground
  2. (plural) hills or foothills
  3. any inclined surface or line
  4. the degree or amount of such inclination
  5. (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x-axis
  6. (formerly) the position adopted for British military drill when the rifle is rested on the shoulder
Etymology: 15th Century: short for aslope, perhaps from the past participle of Old English āslūpan to slip away, from slūpan to slip

ˈsloper n ˈsloping adj



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