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slope

slope

 
 
pronunciation:
slop
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sloped, slopes, sloping
definition: to incline or slant upwards or downwards, as a hill.
The road slopes sharply at this point, so some cyclists may find it a challenge.The trail slopes down to the pond.
synonyms:
incline, lean, slant
similar words:
bank, cant, decline, descend, pitch, tilt, tip
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to slope.
The house builders sloped the roofs so that snow could easily melt off.
synonyms:
lean, slant, tilt
similar words:
angle, bank, decline, descend, incline, pitch
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: ground that angles up or down; side of a hill; incline.
We climbed up the grassy slope.They skied down the slope.
synonyms:
bank, hill
antonyms:
level
similar words:
dip, fall, incline, rise, slant, swell, tilt
definition 2: degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical.
We calculated the slope of the line.The driveway has a steep slope.
synonyms:
grade, pitch
similar words:
angle, inclination
definition 3: any surface having an incline.
Be careful walking over the slope of the roof.
synonyms:
bank, cant, inclination, incline, slant
similar words:
tilt
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derivation: sloping (adj.)