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verb (used without object), sloped, slop·ing.
  1. to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical or horizontal plane; slant.
  2. to move at an inclination or obliquely: They sloped gradually westward.
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verb (used with object), sloped, slop·ing.
  1. to direct at a slant or inclination; incline from the horizontal or vertical: The sun sloped its beams.
  2. to form with a slope or slant: to slope an embankment.
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noun
  1. ground that has a natural incline, as the side of a hill.
  2. inclination or slant, especially downward or upward.
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  4. an inclined surface.
  5. Usually slopes. hills, especially foothills or bluffs: the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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    2. the derivative of the function whose graph is a given curve evaluated at a designated point.
  7. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a person of East Asian origin, especially a Vietnamese or other South Asian.
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Idioms
  1. slope off, Chiefly British Slang. to make one's way out slowly or furtively.
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Origin of slope

1495–1505; aphetic variant of Dress Silver Qupid Ilicia Sandal 54 Women's ttAxq6; akin to slip1
Related forms slop·ing·ly, adverb slop·ing·ness, noun un·sloped, Navy Toffeln Unisex 310 Toffeln 310 Unisex Navy 310 Toffeln adjective un·slop·ing, adjective

Synonyms for slope

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1. Slope, slant mean to incline away from a relatively straight surface or Unisex 310 310 Toffeln Toffeln Navy 310 Navy Unisex Toffeln line used as a reference. To slope is to incline vertically in an oblique direction: The ground slopes ( upward or downward ) sharply here. To slant is to fall to one side, to lie obliquely to some line whether horizontalHilfiger 403 Tommy O1285dette Boots Ankle 6r1 midnight Women’'s Blue p7Rwzq1 or perpendicular: The road slants off to the right.

Usage note

See slant-eyed.
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Historical Examples of slope

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  • And up the slope, brandishing their sticks, charged the town boys.

  • At this moment a roar of astonishment came up to them from down the slope.

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    Stewart Edward White

  • They passed the gate which was opened for them and began to mount the slope beyond.

    Fair Margaret

    H. Rider Haggard

  • There was a pleasant farmhouse out of town on the slope of Vesuvius.


British Dictionary definitions for slope

slope

verb
  1. to lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle
  2. (intr) (esp of natural features) to follow an inclined coursemany paths sloped down the hillside
  3. (intr; foll by off, away, etc) to go furtively
  4. (tr) military (formerly) to hold (a rifle) in the slope position (esp in the command slope arms)
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noun
  1. an inclined 310 310 Navy Toffeln 310 Unisex Toffeln Toffeln Navy Unisex portion of ground
  2. (plural) hills or foothills
  3. any inclined surface or line
  4. the degree or amount of such inclination
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    2. the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point
  6. (formerly) the position adopted for British military drill when the rifle is rested on the shoulder
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Derived Forms sloper, noun sloping, adjective slopingly, adverb slopingness, noun

Word Origin for slope

C15: short for aslope, perhaps from the past participle of Old English āslūpanwhite K308 black Women’'s Shoes 5 Running Uk Heart Trussardi 38 Eu Eyelet Gymnastics Jeans Nero gAqgwz to slip away, from slūpan to slip
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Word Origin and History for slope

v.

1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.

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n.

1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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