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slope


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slope  \Slope\,  n. 
  The  part  of  a  continent  descending  toward,  and  draining  to  a 
  particular  ocean;  as  the  Pacific  slope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  Any  ground  whose  surface  forms  an  angle  with  the  plane  of 
  the  horizon. 
 
  buildings  the  summit  and  slope  of  a  hill. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Under  the  slopes  of  Pisgah.  --Deut.  iv 
  49.  (Rev. 
  Ver.). 
 
  Note:  A  slope,  considered  as  descending,  is  a  declivity; 
  considered  as  ascending,  an  acclivity. 
 
  {Slope  of  a  plane}  (Geom.),  the  direction  of  the  plane;  as 
  parallel  planes  have  the  same  slope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slope  \Slope\,  a. 
  Sloping.  ``Down  the  slope  hills.''  --Milton. 
 
  A  bank  not  steep,  but  gently  slope.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slope  \Slope\,  adv 
  In  a  sloping  manner.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  cutting  a  garment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  depart;  to  disappear  suddenly.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slope 
  n  1:  an  elevated  geological  formation;  "he  climbed  the  steep 
  slope";  "the  house  was  built  on  the  side  of  the 
  mountain"  [syn:  {incline},  {side}] 
  2:  the  property  possessed  by  a  line  or  surface  that  departs 
  from  the  horizontal  [syn:  {gradient}] 
  v  :  be  at  an  angle;  "The  terrain  sloped  down"  [syn:  {incline},  {pitch}] 




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