Definitions for inclineɪnˈklaɪn; ˈɪn klaɪn, ɪnˈklaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•clineɪnˈklaɪn; ˈɪn klaɪn, ɪnˈklaɪn(v.; n.)-clined, -clin•ing

  1. (v.i.)to deviate from the vertical or horizontal; slant.

  2. to have a mental tendency, preference, etc.; be disposed:

    He inclines toward mysticism.

  3. to approach; approximate:

    The color inclines toward blue.

  4. to tend in character or in course of action.

  5. to lean; bend.

  6. (v.t.)to persuade; dispose:

    Her attitude did not incline me to help her.

  7. to bow; bend:

    inclined his head in greeting.

  8. to cause to lean or bend in a particular direction.

  9. (n.)an inclined surface; slope; slant.

Origin of incline:

1300–50; ME enclinen < MF encliner < L inclīnāre=in-in-2+-clināre to bend; see lean1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slope, incline, side(noun)

    an elevated geological formation

    "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

  2. ramp, incline(verb)

    an inclined surface connecting two levels

  3. tend, be given, lean, incline, run(verb)

    have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

  4. incline(verb)

    bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

    "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

  5. incline(verb)

    lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

    "She inclined her head to the student"

  6. slope, incline, pitch(verb)

    be at an angle

    "The terrain sloped down"

  7. incline(verb)

    feel favorably disposed or willing

    "She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"

  8. dispose, incline(verb)

    make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

    "Their language inclines us to believe them"

Wiktionary

  1. incline(Noun)

    A slope.

    To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.

  2. incline(Verb)

    To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.

  3. incline(Verb)

    To slope.

    Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.

  4. incline(Verb)

    To tend to do or believe something, or move in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.

  5. Origin: From encliner (modern incliner), from inclino, from in- + clino (c.f. -cline), from ḱley- (English lean).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incline(verb)

    to deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south

  2. Incline(verb)

    fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed

  3. Incline(verb)

    to bow; to incline the head

  4. Incline(verb)

    to cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right

  5. Incline(verb)

    to impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence

  6. Incline(verb)

    to bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility

  7. Incline(noun)

    an inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

incline(verb)

a slope.

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