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Slope appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Seven slick and sexy sealskin ski suits slid slowly down the slope.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun slope:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb slope:

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Definition of the noun slope

What does slope mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slopes

  1. an elevated geological formation
  2. the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal

Alternative definition of the noun slope


  1. An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.
  2. The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.
  3. [mathematics] 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.
  4. [mathematics] The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.
  5. 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.
  6. [vulgar, highly offensive] A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

Definition of the verb slope

What does slope mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sloped | sloping | slopes

  1. be at an angle

Alternative definition of the verb slope


  1. To tend steadily upward or downward.
  2. [colloquial, usually, followed by a preposition] To try to move surreptitiously.
  3. [military] To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.


Slope is a musical group.


  1. "Slope" is the debut solo album by drummer Steve Jansen, released in 2007 by Samadhi Sound. The album includes guest musicians and was recorded all over the world.
  2. "Slope" is a musical EP of B12.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Slope" is a musical single of Joe.
    • released on
  4. "Slope" is a musical album of Tenko.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  5. "SLOPE" is a musical single of ? SPACE MARKET.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  6. "Slope" is a musical EP of Jacek Sienkiewicz.
    • released on (12 years ago)


Slope: In mathematics, the slope or gradient of a line is a number that describes both the direction and the steepness of the line. Slope is often denoted by the letter m.

  • also known as Gradyan, Gradien, Grádiens, Lejtés, Koeficijent pravca prave, Koeficijent smera, Nagib pravca, Коефицијент смера, Нагиб правца, Nagib prave linije, Коефицијент правца праве, Nagib linije, Нагиб линије, Нагиб, Nagib, Panta unei drepte

Phrases with Slope

Phrases starting with the word Slope:

  1. Slope Off
  2. Slope Bass
  3. Slope Argid
  4. Slope field
  5. Slope Lebbeid
  6. Slope Ambersnail
  7. Slope Giant Ghost
  8. Slope Hatchetfish
  9. Slope Ghost Shrimp

Phrases ending with the word Slope:

  1. ski slope
  2. glide slope
  3. rising slope
  4. Slippery slope
  5. continental slope

Other phrases containing the word Slope:

  1. Low-Slope Roof
  2. Steep-Slope Roof
  3. Talus Slope Penstemon
  4. Mountain Slope Thistle
  5. Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
  6. Talus Slope Bur Cucumber

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slope

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Google previewBest Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition (2014)

by Kathleen A. Hinchman, Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas

The slope is the steepness of the line that crosses an x–y plane.

Google previewStatistics for Censored Environmental Data Using Minitab and R (2011)

by Dennis R. Helsel

The slope is related to the nonparametric Kendall's tau correlation coefficient— the slope is the ratio Δy/Δx that, if subtracted...

Google previewDoing Physics with Scientific Notebook (2012)

A Problem Solving Approach by Joseph Gallant

We will also see in Chapter 2 that the velocity versus time graph for an object in free fall is a straight line whose slope is the acceleration due to gravity and intercept is the initial velocity. Repeat the process from the previous example on these ...

Google previewMath for Everyone (2007)

7th Grade Math by Nathaniel Max Rock

and the m (slope) is the rate. slope Slope is the steepness of a line on the coordinate plane which represents a rate.

Google previewAdvances in Digital Terrain Analysis (2008)

by Qiming Zhou, Brian Lees, Guo-an Tang

YANG Qinke, David JUPP, LIRui and LIANG Wei Abstract Slope is a key parameter for regional scale hydrology, soil erosion, and relevant land surface process modelling. Slope information is usually extracted from moderate and lower ...

Google previewEngineering Geology and the Environment (1997)

by Paul G. Marinos

Technical University Delft, Netherlands ABSTRACT: Weathering and especially future weathering after construction of a slope is a main ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Inuit (2013)

by Pamela R. Stern

government designated the Inupiat-occupied North Slope of Alaska as Petroleum Reserve #4 in 1923 but made no attempts then to extract any oil. The first serious efforts at petroleum removal from the North occurred during World ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Primary descriptors include slope gradient, aspect, shape; complexity; position; and geomorphic components. Slope gradient is the ground surface inclination from a horizontal plane. We express slope gradient as degrees (e.g., 45°) or as a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

Any steep slope can hold a certain amount of snow without it slipping; the amount depends on the surface conditions. The biggest avalanches tend to form on slopes between 30° and 40°. The snow does not build up so much on steeper ...

Google previewA military dictionary, explaining and describing the technical terms [&c.] used in the science of war (1778)

by Military dictionary

The slope allowed to every rampart work.raisedj O-featth, that it may stand the faster, and is more or less, according as the earth islooser or more binding. As for instance, the rampart is not built upright, because it is of earth ; but it goes sloping , ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

slope smilax slope. la: an incline, grade, slant, or pitch; the deviation of a surface from the horizontal, measured as a percentage, a numerical ratio, or degrees. Ib: any inclined surface. Ic: a natural incline of the ground, as on the side of a hill.

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Small photo of Sochi, Russia - April, 25, 2018: Silver gray ratrak on the snow-covered slope of Caucasus mountains in Sochi. Ratrak are used to prepare slopes for skiers and for the docking of mountaineers.Small photo of Sochi, Russia - April, 25, 2018: Silver gray ratrak on the snow-covered slope of Caucasus mountains in Sochi. Ratrak are used to prepare slopes for skiers and for the docking of mountaineers.Small photo of Sochi, Russia - April, 25, 2018: Silver gray ratrak on the snow-covered slope of Caucasus mountains in Sochi. Ratrak are used to prepare slopes for skiers and for the docking of mountaineers.Small photo of Mountain massif in summer - green forest on the lower slopes, gray rocky peaks in the snow, stony slope in the foreground.Small photo of USA, Nevada, Washoe County, Reno: Slide Mountain home of Mt. Rose ski tahoe resort and slope. 9,702 ftSmall photo of A mountain range with the lower slopes covered by a green forest and the remains of a melting glacier on rocky peaks, a cable car on the near slope.Small photo of Granite rocks in the northern slope of the Cabreras. More...

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Quotes about Slope

No plain not followed by a slope. No going not followed by a return. He who remains persevering in danger is without blame. Do not complain about this truth Enjoy the good fortune you still possess. (I Ching)
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Scrabble value of S1L1O1P3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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