To tend steadily upward or downward.
The road slopes sharply down at that point.
To try to move surreptitiously.
I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.
To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.
The order was given to slope arms.
The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.
The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run). For English units of measurement, when dimensions are given in inches, slope may be expressed as a ratio of rise to run, such as 4:12 or an an angle.
The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.
A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from "keel over," which is to capsize.
slope, incline, sidenoun
an elevated geological formation
"he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
"a five-degree gradient"
slope, incline, pitchverb
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
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How to use slope in a sentence?
I don't think they're just linked, they kind of feed each other... it's a slippery slope when you think that the government has been hiding these things. All of a sudden, you become one of those people that's like,' can you trust anything on mainstream media ?'.
I hope the Canadian government and the Canadian Parliament will speak up for us at this difficult stage, if Hong Kong were to go down the slippery slope as now, Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city.
His (McCarthy's) costly proposal is a slippery slope to a slightly less intrusive Green New Deal.
This has been the saddest research trip of my life, almost without exception, every reef we flew across showed consistently high levels of bleaching, from the reef slope right up onto the top of the reef. We flew for 4000 kilometers (2,485 miles) in the most pristine parts of the Great Barrier Reef and saw only four reefs that had no bleaching. The severity is much greater than in earlier bleaching events in 2002 or 1998.
We can say we have to be on that downside of that slope, we can do it in phases, go to some areas where -- President Donald Trump finally know, some areas are much less affected than others.
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- منحدر, مَيْلArabic
- svah, stoupání, sklonCzech
- Steigung, Hang, Schlitzauge, Ableitung, Gradient, SchlitziGerman
- εφαπτομένη, συντελεστής διεύθυνσηςGreek
- cuesta, inclinación, pendiente, ojo chueco, chuequito, desnivel, cuesta abajoSpanish
- kaltevuus, jyrkkyys, [[tehdä]] [[kallistus]], livahtaa, [[pitää]] [[olka, rinne, kulmakerroin, gradientti, viettää, kallistaa, vinosilmä, hiipiäFinnish
- pente, inclinaisonFrench
- fána, sléim, ardú, caitheamh le fána, céim fhánaIrish
- meredekség, emelkedő, lejtő, ferdeszeműHungarian
- inclinazione, muso giallo, pendio, pendenzaItalian
- 勾配, 坂道, 傾斜率, 傾斜, スロープ, 坂, 傾斜角Japanese
- эңкейиш, эңкейүүKyrgyz
- panaunga, tahataha, harapaki, tāwhatinga, aupakiMāori
- steilte, glooiing, glooien, helling, spleetoog, richtingscoëfficient, sluipenDutch
- bakke, oppoverbakke, helling, skråning, nedoverbakke, stigningNorwegian
- skarpa, stok, zboczePolish
- ladeira, declive, gradiente, inclinação, inclinar, amarelo, olho puxadoPortuguese
- скат, наклон, склон, откос, уклон, узкоглазый, косоглазыйRussian
- о̀бронак, падина, pàdina, косѝна, косооки, нагиб, òbronak, nagib, kosìna, kosookiSerbo-Croatian
- sklon, stúpanie, svahSlovak
- strmina, klanec, naklonSlovene
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