Charles sped down the slope on his snow scooter.
- Slope is defined as a surface where one end is higher than the other. It is also the difference in the angles of the surface.
An example of slope is the amount by which a surface veers downward.
- The definition of slope is to slant up or down, or to put something into a position where it slants up or down.
When a line goes from high to low, this is an example of slope.
slope
- a piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain: a ski slope
- any inclined line, surface, position, etc.; slant
- deviation from the horizontal or vertical
- the amount or degree of this
Origin of slope
from the notion that the epicanthus of East Asians makes the eye appear slantedSlang a native of East Asia, often, specif., of Vietnam: an offensive term of hostility and contempt- the land area that drains into a given ocean
- Math.
- the trigonometric tangent of the positive angle formed between a given straight line and the x-axis of a pair of Cartesian coordinates
- the slope of the tangent line to a given curve at a designated point
Origin of slope
Middle English from aslope, sloping (mistaken as a slope) from Old English aslopen, past participle of aslupan, to slip away from slupan, to glide: see sloopintransitive verb
sloped, slop′ing- to have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
- Chiefly Brit., Informal to go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
the slopes
slope
verb
sloped, slop·ing, slopesverb
intransitive- To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline: a roof that slopes. See Synonyms at slant.
- To move or walk: “Without another word he turned and sloped off down the driveway” ( Roald Dahl )
verb
transitivenoun
- An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction.
- A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline: ski slopes.
- a. A deviation from the horizontal.b. The amount or degree of such deviation.
- Mathematics a. The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.b. The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.
Origin of slope
Probably from Middle English aslope slopingRelated Forms:
- slop′er
noun
- slop′ing·ly
adverb
slope
(plural slopes)
- An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
- I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
- The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
- The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
- (mathematics) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.
- The slope of this line is 0.5
- (mathematics) 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).
- The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.
- (vulgar, highly offensive, ethnic slur) A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.
(third-person singular simple present slopes, present participle sloping, simple past and past participle sloped)
- (intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.
- The road slopes sharply down at that point.
- To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.
- to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment
- (colloquial, usually followed by a preposition) To try to move surreptitiously.
- I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.
- (military) 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".
(comparative more slope, superlative most slope)
- John Milton (1608-1674)
- Down the slope hills.
From aslope (a & adv).
slope - Computer Definition
See signal slope.