slope, incline, side(noun)
an elevated geological formation
"he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
an inclined surface connecting two levels
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"
bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
"She inclined her head to the student"
slope, incline, pitch(verb)
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
feel favorably disposed or willing
"She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
"Their language inclines us to believe them"
To reach the building, we had to climb a steep incline.
To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.
Over the centuries the wind made the walls of the farmhouse incline.
To tend to do or believe something, or move in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.
Origin: From encliner (modern incliner), from inclino, from in- + clino (c.f. -cline), from ḱley- (English lean).
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
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
to bow; to incline the head
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
to impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence
to bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility
an inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-klīn′, v.i. to lean towards: to deviate from a line towards an object: to be disposed: to have some desire.—v.t. to cause to bend towards: to give a leaning to: to dispose: to bend.—n. an inclined plane: a regular ascent or descent.—adj. Inclin′able, leaning: tending: somewhat disposed.—ns. Inclin′ableness; Inclinā′tion, the act of bending towards: tendency, disposition of mind: natural aptness: favourable disposition, preference, affection: act of bowing: angle between two lines or planes: the angle a line or plane makes with the horizon.—p.adj. Inclined′, bent.—pr.p. and n. Inclin′ing, inclination: (Shak.) side, party.—n. Inclinom′eter, an instrument for measuring the vertical element of the magnetic force.—Inclined plane, one of the so-called mechanical powers, a slope or plane up which may be rolled a weight one could not lift. [Fr.,—L. inclināre—in, towards, clināre, to lean.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To gain ground to the flank, as well as to the front. Inclining is of great use in the marching of the line in front, to correct any irregularities that may happen. It is equivalent to the quarter facing and to the oblique marching of the infantry. It enables you to gain the enemy’s flank without exposing your own, or without wheeling or altering the parallel front of the company.
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The numerical value of incline in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of incline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of incline in a Sentence
The stars incline, but do not impel.
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
You can be very specific about incline, duration, number of reps.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
I stepped on a bomb on Thanksgiving 2011, the ground was peppered with IEDs( improvised explosive devices) and we went down on an incline and I stepped right on it.
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- inclinarCatalan, Valencian
- tíhnout, sráz, sklopit, svah, ohnout, přiklánět, naklonitCzech
- κεκλιμένο επίπεδοGreek
- pānaunau, uataha, pānaki, pānanakiMāori
- укло́н, накло́н, наклоня́ть, наклони́ть, скат, склонRussian
- ఏటవాలు, వాలుట, అంగీకరించుటTelugu
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