When a line goes from high to low, this is an example of slope.
A roof that slopes.
An example of slope is the amount by which a surface veers downward.
Sloped the path down the bank.
A ski slope.
I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.
The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.
The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.
The road slopes sharply down at that point.
To slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.
I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.
The order was given to "slope arms".
Down the slope hills.
- An area used or reserved for downhill skiing.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of slope
- Probably from Middle English aslope sloping
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From aslope (a & adv).