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English Dictionary: slope by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
slope
n
  1. an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
    Synonym(s): slope, incline, side
  2. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
    Synonym(s): gradient, slope
v
  1. be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down" [syn: slope, incline, pitch]
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. [bd]Down the slope hills.[b8] --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]
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