Meaning of SLOPE in English

SLOPE

transcription, транскрипция: [ sloʊp ]

( slopes, sloping, sloped)

1.

A slope is the side of a mountain, hill, or valley.

Saint-Christo is perched on a mountain slope.

...the lower slopes of the Himalayas.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

2.

A slope is a surface that is at an angle, so that one end is higher than the other.

The street must have been on a slope.

= incline

N-COUNT : usu sing

3.

If a surface slopes , it is at an angle, so that one end is higher than the other.

The bank sloped down sharply to the river...

The garden sloped quite steeply.

VERB : V adv / prep , V

• slop‧ing

...a brick building, with a sloping roof.

...the gently sloping beach.

ADJ

4.

If something slopes , it leans to the right or to the left rather than being upright.

The writing sloped backwards...

= slant

VERB : V adv / prep

5.

The slope of something is the angle at which it slopes.

The slope increases as you go up the curve.

...a slope of ten degrees.

N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N of n

6.

see also ski slope

7.

slippery slope: see slippery

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