(~s, sloping, ~d)
A ~ is the side of a mountain, hill, or valley.
Saint-Christo is perched on a mountain ~.
...the lower ~s of the Himalayas.
N-COUNT: usu with supp
A ~ is a surface that is at an angle, so that one end is higher than the other.
The street must have been on a ~.
N-COUNT: usu sing
If a surface ~s, it is at an angle, so that one end is higher than the other.
The bank ~d down sharply to the river...
The garden ~d quite steeply.
VERB: V adv/prep, V
...a brick building, with a sloping roof.
...the gently sloping beach.
If something ~s, it leans to the right or to the left rather than being upright.
The writing ~d backwards...
VERB: V adv/prep
The ~ of something is the angle at which it ~s.
The ~ increases as you go up the curve.
...a ~ of ten degrees.
N-COUNT: usu sing, oft N of n
see also ski ~
slippery ~: see slippery