Meaning of SLOPE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ sloʊp ]
( slopes, sloping, sloped)
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
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.
N-COUNT : usu sing
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
...a brick building, with a sloping roof.
...the gently sloping beach.
If something slopes , it leans to the right or to the left rather than being upright.
The writing sloped backwards...
VERB : V adv / prep
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
see also ski slope
slippery slope: see slippery
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006