Meaning of SLOPE in English


I. noun


a mountain slope (= the sides of a mountain )

Snow lay on the steep mountain slopes.

a sloping roof

The path led to a log cabin with a chalet-style sloping roof.

a steep slope

Coffee was grown on the steep slopes.

bunny slope

nursery slope

ski slope

the slopes of a valley

They live in houses of stone on the slopes of a wooded valley.




Forest situated on eastern slopes of Slieve Croob.


The ponies were growing restless, and she shook the reins and sent them on down the gentle slope towards the house.

The community typically occurs on peaty soils on gentle slopes or plateaus at higher altitudes.

In the hummocky terrain of the valley floor the hollows, channels and gentle slopes are occupied by peat.

Although this is not a beginner's resort, it's easy to escape to the more gentle slopes of Lech.

On gentle slopes it's easy to place the foot with the sole flat; your bodyweight will then secure the points.

It looked perfect - gentle slopes within a semi circular bowl of hills.


On its shallow grassy slopes butterflies are still abundant, and the old chalk-loving flowers can be found.

Carry out researches and observations wherever you spot grassy slopes and lots of people sitting them to enjoy picnics.

The Glory shuddered to a sudden halt on the grassy slope in front of the Monument and they were thrown forward against their seat-belts.

So we set out across the open grassy slope that led on up towards the forest.

Crossing the coast road, she climbed up the gradual grassy slope on the land ward side of the sea wall.

Route to summit requires some tough scrambling, before a descent on the grassy northern slopes .

The seed of City Earth lay here, now, before them physically before them - as they climbed the grassy slope .

He strolled along the terrace below which the grassy slopes fell away steeply towards an ornamental lake.


The beach shelved up to green slopes , and quite near she could see a forest begin.

The river banks changed from jagged rock with little vegetation to luscious green slopes covered with olive trees.


Huemul turned out to be a small island in lake Nahuel Huapi, high on the slopes of the Patagonian Andes.

We gradually side stepped higher up the slope .

CUMIÈRES: Belemnite chalk, with seams rich in sand, sandstone, clay and lignites exposed on the highest slopes .


The cab skidded to a halt, its headlights pointing down a long slope of scree.

She was concentrating on the speed and length which her stride might attain as she hurried up the long slope .


The village of Juniper Green may take its name from the Juniper bushes which once covered the lower slopes of the Pentlands.

First, the work done along the lower scientific slopes is resolutely factual.

Lights were already beginning to diamond out of the shadowed pine woods on the lower slopes .

The islands were not visible at all and only the lower slopes of Vesuvius could be seen.

Here and there were young rabbits on the lower south-facing slopes .

Subsoil Principally Belemnite chalk on the upper slopes , with Micraster chalk on the lower slopes.

So they choose to plant grass and root crops in the few fields on the lower slopes .

Above them rose the poor fields, littered with rock and gorse, the lower slopes of the mountain.


Route to summit requires some tough scrambling, before a descent on the grassy northern slopes .

A sunny south-facing mound will lose more precious moisture to evaporation than a shadier northern slope .

The largest used quarry is at Torphin on the northern slopes .

One of the elder Falkenhayn's divisions alone left 2,200 men on the blood-soaked northern slopes of the Mort Homme.


The farmhouse rests on a rocky slope and is surrounded by beech trees.

I sat on the rocky slope above Gay Acres, not wanting to stain my white shorts on the grass.

Its steep sides are thronged with Goblin strongholds and its rocky slopes overlay caves and tunnels that are riddled with evil creatures.

He was clearly uneasy as he peered down the rocky slope .

At the next junction turn left, descend the rocky slope and through a gate.

There were cracks in the walls and the steps up to the entrance had been reduced to an uneven and rocky slope .

To Maggie, though, the city was dominated by the superb cathedral and the rocky slopes of the mountains.

The trail traverses the steep, rocky slopes of Mulldonoch and continues above the valley of the Buchan Burn to Benyellary.


Let's just hope he doesn't go down the slippery slope of drugs and booze again.

All parties involved in the budget fiasco stand on a slippery slope .

A third approach is to pray in aid the so-called slippery slope .

But Catholics had started down a slippery slope .

More importantly, once we start nibbling naughty things our willpower slides down a very slippery slope .

The season has already started on a slippery slope .

Too often we are faced with clamouring up the slippery slopes to the law more than sliding down them.

We are on a slippery slope right now.


The small village appears to be under constant threat of a landslide from the steep slopes immediately behind.

The evergreens' roots sought anchoring crevices at the rocky summits, and clung precariously to the steep slopes .

Usually there is a narrow reef flat separated from the lagoon floor by a steeper slope .

They grew wealthy overnight and had a beautiful little opera house built in the midst of their shacks on the steep slope .

He could even pick out the dots of furze bushes and stunted yew trees on the steep slopes .

You will see it as a great mound becoming visible at the bottom of a steep slope that you are descending.

The harder rocks stand out as ledges, the softer ones form steep slopes .

Before the I-point life was tenuous; indeed it faced a steep uphill slope .


In some families species have been included from the upper slope in the event of overlapping bathymetric ranges.

Near the upper west-facing slopes , I was surprised to find woods that seemed ancient and undisturbed.

Subsoil Principally Belemnite chalk on the upper slopes , with Micraster chalk on the lower slopes.

Thorn scrub is widespread on the lower slopes , although the upper slopes still support secondary pine-oak woodlands.


On the steep western slope where the beeches grew there was scarcely any soil, only chalk and flints.

For hours we searched the forests on the western slopes - nothing.

The Stir may be traced to the streams which flow from the western slopes of the Dwarf fortress of Karak Kadrin.


The valley has wooded slopes and attractive rock formations.



It was something about the lovers skiing across the Alpine mountain slope , vanishing into the mist.

There was a distant rumbling and crashing, which was intensified and reflected by the mountain slopes .

Snow glowed briefly on the mountain slopes when it crackled overhead.

Try explaining, for example, the experience of skiing down a mountain slope to a person who has never seen snow.

The mountain goat's food supply is thinly distributed over the mountain slopes and cliff ledges, and so are the goats.


The nursery slope can be terrifying to the person on skis for the first time, and yet boring to the expert.

But Ilkley Moor, however exhilarating for us townies, forms only the nursery slopes of the Yorkshire Dales.


Men and women are segregated on the beaches and even the ski slopes .

Behind them there was a ski slope , a man with two skis on his shoulder, and the blue winter sky.

Widespread deforestation to make way for ski slopes has eroded topsoil, increasing the incidence of avalanches.

Did Pauline break a speed record for getting a pattern off the page and on to the ski slope ?

Either way, a ski slope of unparalleled lubricity would result.

Practice ski lessons were arranged at the local dry ski slope .

His remaining hair is modelled on a Dendix ski slope .

Two dyslexic skiers on a ski slope .



Adventurous skiers in search of new experiences are shunning the drag-lifts and climbing the slopes themselves.

He climbed the steep slope to the Incident Room, forcing his pace, and arrived just a little out of breath.

The cart-track crossed by a brick culvert and climbed the opposite slope to a five-barred gate in the thorn hedge.

The seed of City Earth lay here, now, before them physically before them - as they climbed the grassy slope .

He climbed the lower slopes of Big Allen and stood, looking westwards.

I climbed the slope to the hollow where Neil's tent was pitched.

Wycliffe left his car on the park and climbed the slope to the street.


It appears to be bounded on the west side by a considerable ditch running down the hill slope .

Hit at a lope, running already down the slope .

Close to the house, a narrow track ran up a slight slope .

They could make no headway against such a cyclone, and ran back down the slope to the cover of the woods.

It ran gently down the slope , and there it might have stopped but for Donald.


The cab separated from the trailer which turned over on its side, sliding down the slope .

Waxing the skis helps them to slide better and some slopes have a lubrication system which further reduces friction.


(be on) a/the slippery slope


a 30° slope

the beginner slopes

The car rolled down the slope into the lake.


Finally I left the car by the side of the road and we walked down a brushy slope .

Further up, they came on hardwood forest and the angle of the slope grew gentler.

He pressed up close, his hand resting on the slope of her thigh.

Its steep sides are thronged with Goblin strongholds and its rocky slopes overlay caves and tunnels that are riddled with evil creatures.

Men and women are segregated on the beaches and even the ski slopes.

Proceed down slope in second field to stile ahead.

The slope added impetus to his speed.

The slopes are less crowded and, more importantly, there are no lift lines.

II. verb




The roof sloped away alarmingly and, for a moment, Craig almost lost his balance.

The green was hard and sloped away from the fairway.

At the back of the house the land sloped away .


It had a long entrance passage sloping down from the east.

Venting an attic is difficult if the roof is hipped; that is, sloping down on all four sides.

River valleys and railway lines are usually fairly level, with the ground sloping down to the rivers.

It sloped down slightly for about fifty feet.

They went through a field where sheep grazed, and then through bracken that sloped down steeply to the River Dyn.

The garden slopes down to a peaceful mill stream.

Up-stream, it sloped down to a grassy path between the trees and the water.


Heron like the gently sloping muddy sides of canals.

Tubac rests on the crest of a gently sloping hill.

The narrow road sloped gently upwards.

A virgin splay of grass traumatized by five months of snow sloped gently down to the water.

On their left it sloped gently away and on the right it fell sheer, in steep crags.

The grass sloped gently away from the college towards what must be the bank of the stream he had mentioned earlier.


Ten minutes in Martha Street, a drink in a hotel, and then they sloped off on a train down south.

A huddle of photographers gathered up their gear and sloped off .

I didn't hang around to take the blame, just worked that day out and sloped off home.

And don't think you're going to turn them out and slope off .

In some cases it may so horrify the husband that he can't cope and slopes off .

Fortunately, they were alright about it and sloped off .

Somehow, in his absence the fun went out of it and I decided to slope off and join him on the flat.

There were a few first ascents, climbed mainly before everyone got bored with the weather and sloped off abroad.


Its head was down and its back sloped up into a kind of point at the rear.

The woods on the other side slope up toward the spruce and then the bare ledge summit of Mount Bald.

It can be seen that the graph slopes up and although an exact relationship does not exist, a systematic ones does.

Fit lights wherever a path changes direction or slopes up or down.

The extension's roof sloped up at forty-five degrees to within about four feet of the roof proper.

Berwick was a slantwise town, sloping up northwards from the harbour area, its outer walls half way up to the castle.

The streets ran in a regular criss-cross pattern sloping up from the Railway Works which lay behind a high camouflaged wall.


a sloping tile roof

The garden sloped down gradually towards the sea.

Tilt the board so that it is sloping upwards away from you.


About to kiss, they slope together, crooked gothic type, with whistling mouths pushed out like daffodils.

Colberg drew his sabre slowly and held it sloped on his shoulder.

It had a long entrance passage sloping down from the east.

The tunnel sloped downward, and when they emerged from it they halted.

The woods on the other side slope up toward the spruce and then the bare ledge summit of Mount Bald.

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