Slope
Slope Slope, v. i. 1. To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes. [1913 Webster]

2. To depart; to disappear suddenly. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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  • Slope — is used to describe the steepness, incline, gradient, or grade of a straight line. A higher slope value indicates a steeper incline. The slope is defined as the ratio of the rise divided by the run between two points on a line, or in other words …   Wikipedia

  • Slope — (eng.: Steigung) steht für Course Rating und Slope, Golfbegriff Dual Slope Verfahren, Funktionsprinzip eines ADUs Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) optisches System für Piloten Slippery Slope Argument, rhetorischer Begriff Clapeyron Slope,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Slope — Slope, n. [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE. slipen. See {Slip}, v. i.] 1. An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slope — Slope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sloping}.] To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slope — Slope, a. Sloping. Down the slope hills. Milton. [1913 Webster] A bank not steep, but gently slope. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slope — [slōp] n. [ME < aslope, sloping (mistaken as a slope) < OE aslopen, pp. of aslupan, to slip away < slupan, to glide: see SLOOP] 1. a piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground 2. any inclined line, surface,… …   English World dictionary

  • Slope — Slope, adv. In a sloping manner. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slope — [n] slant, tilt abruptness, bank, bend, bevel, bias, cant, declination, declivity, deflection, descent, deviation, diagonal, downgrade, gradient, hill, inclination, incline, lean, leaning, obliqueness, obliquity, pitch, ramp, rise, rising ground …   New thesaurus

  • slope — ► NOUN 1) a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another. 2) a part of the side of a hill or mountain, especially as a place for skiing. ► VERB 1) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down. 2) informal …   English terms dictionary

  • slope — (v.) 1590s, from earlier adj. meaning slanting (c.1500), probably from M.E. aslope (adv.) on the incline (late 15c.), from O.E. *aslopen, pp. of aslupan to slip away, from a away + slupan to slip (see SLEEVE (Cf. sleeve)). The noun is first… …   Etymology dictionary

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