### What does **slope** mean?

# Definitions for **slope**

sloʊpslope

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **slope**.

### Princeton's WordNet

slope, incline, side(noun)

an elevated geological formation

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

gradient, slope(verb)

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

"a five-degree gradient"

slope, incline, pitch(verb)

be at an angle

"The terrain sloped down"

### Wiktionary

slope(Noun)

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.

slope(Noun)

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.

slope(Noun)

The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.

The slope of this line is 0.5

slope(Noun)

The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.

The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.

slope(Noun)

The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run). For English units of measurement, when dimensions are given in inches, slope may be expressed as a ratio of rise to run, such as 4:12 or an an angle.

The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.

slope(Noun)

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

slope(Verb)

To tend steadily upward or downward.

The road slopes sharply down at that point.

slope(Verb)

To try to move surreptitiously.

I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.

slope(Verb)

To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

The order was given to "slope arms."

**Origin:** From aslope.

### Webster Dictionary

Slope(verb)

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

Slope(verb)

any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon

Slope(adj)

sloping

Slope(adverb)

in a sloping manner

Slope(verb)

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

Slope(verb)

to take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes

Slope(verb)

to depart; to disappear suddenly

**Origin:** [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE. slipen. See Slip, v. i.]

### Freebase

Slope

In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line describes its steepness, incline, or grade. A higher slope value indicates a steeper incline. Slope is normally described by the ratio of the "rise" divided by the "run" between two points on a line. The line may be practical - as set by a road surveyor : or in a diagram that models a road or a roof either as a description or as a plan. The rise of a road between two points is the difference between the altitude of the road at those two points, say y1 and y2, or in other words, the rise is = Δy. For relatively short distances - where the earth's curvature may be neglected, the run is the difference in distance from a fixed point measured along a level, horizontal line, or in other words, the run is = Δx. Here the slope of the road between the two points is simply described as the ratio of the altitude change to the horizontal distance between any two points on the line. In mathematical language, the slope m of the line is The concept of slope applies directly to grades or gradients in geography and civil engineering. Through trigonometry, the grade m of a road is related to its angle of incline θ by As a generalization of this practical description, the mathematics of differential calculus defines the slope of a curve at a point as the slope of the tangent line at that point. When the curve given by a series of points in a diagram or in a list of the coordinates of points, the slope may be calculated not at a point but between any two given points. When the curve is given as a continuous function, perhaps as an algebraic formula, then the differential calculus provides rules giving a formula for the slope of the curve at any point in the middle of the curve.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Slope

slōp,

*n.*any incline down which a thing may slip: a direction downward.—*v.t.*to form with a slope, or obliquely.—*v.i.*to be inclined, to slant: (*slang*) to decamp, disappear.—*adv.*in a sloping manner.—*adv.***Slope′wise**, obliquely.—*p.adj.***Slō′ping**, inclining from a horizontal or other right line.—*adv.***Slō′pingly**, in a sloping manner: with a slope.—*adj.***Slō′py**, sloping, inclined: oblique. [A.S.*slípan*, pa.t.*sláp*, to slip.]

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### Etymology and Origins

Slope

To run away with expedition, as it were down the slope of a hill.

### British National Corpus

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'slope' in Nouns Frequency: #1610

### Anagrams for slope »

lopes, olpes, poles, Poles

Lopes

Olpes

Poles

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of slope in Chaldean Numerology is:

**8**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of slope in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

### Examples of slope in a Sentence

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**slope**on it, you're right.I think The FBI’s The FBI, and once breached, we are on a slippery

**slope.**I think it’s a dangerous line, and once breached, we are on a slippery

**slope.**Any proposed regulations that would create this has the potential for being a slippery

**slope.**It was found on a steep

**slope,**based on information from the Nepali army, the site has been spotted.

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## Translations for **slope**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- منحدر, مَيْلArabic
- svah, stoupání, sklonCzech
- rhiwWelsh
- Steigung, Hang, Schlitzauge, Ableitung, Gradient, SchlitziGerman
- εφαπτομένη, συντελεστής διεύθυνσηςGreek
- cuesta, inclinación, pendiente, ojo chueco, chuequito, desnivel, cuesta abajoSpanish
- kiliEstonian
- kaltevuus, jyrkkyys, [[tehdä]] [[kallistus]], livahtaa, [[pitää]] [[olka, rinne, kulmakerroin, gradientti, viettää, kallistaa, vinosilmä, hiipiäFinnish
- pente, inclinaisonFrench
- fána, sléim, ardú, caitheamh le fána, céim fhánaIrish
- pendenteGalician
- meredekség, emelkedő, lejtő, ferdeszeműHungarian
- lerengIndonesian
- inclinazione, muso giallo, pendio, pendenzaItalian
- 勾配, 坂道, 傾斜率, 傾斜, スロープ, 坂, 傾斜角Japanese
- эңкейиш, эңкейүүKyrgyz
- panaunga, tahataha, harapaki, tāwhatinga, aupakiMāori
- lerengMalay
- steilte, glooiing, glooien, helling, spleetoog, richtingscoëfficient, sluipenDutch
- bakke, oppoverbakke, helling, skråning, nedoverbakke, stigningNorwegian
- skarpa, stok, zboczePolish
- ladeira, declive, gradiente, inclinação, inclinar, amarelo, olho puxadoPortuguese
- pantăRomanian
- скат, наклон, склон, откос, уклон, узкоглазый, косоглазыйRussian
- о̀бронак, падина, pàdina, косѝна, косооки, нагиб, òbronak, nagib, kosìna, kosookiSerbo-Croatian
- sklon, stúpanie, svahSlovak
- strmina, klanec, naklonSlovene
- mteremkoSwahili
- వాలుTelugu

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