verb (used without object), sloped, slop·ing.
verb (used with object), sloped, slop·ing.
- the tangent of the angle between a given straight line and the x-axis of a system of Cartesian coordinates.
- the derivative of the function whose graph is a given curve evaluated at a designated point.
Words nearby slope
Idioms for slope
SYNONYMS FOR slope
OTHER WORDS FROM slopeslop·ing·ly, adverbslop·ing·ness, nounun·sloped, adjectiveun·slop·ing, adjective
usage note for slope
Examples from the Web for sloped
None of his detractors or supporters will have sloped across to the other side because of the contents of this book.
The plateau, at an elevation of eighteen hundred feet above the level of the sea, sloped down toward the south.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
I sloped up one street and down another, going like a jack rabbit, till I found myself before a ferry boat.On the Lightship|Herman Knickerbocker Viel
Once again patches of violet light glimmered over their heads as the passage narrowed and sloped downward.Star Born|Andre Norton
Crossing it they went on to another field, which continued level for a little way, then sloped gradually downward.The Khaki Boys at Camp Sterling|Josephine Chase
One knew by remembrance that it sloped down a gradual mile, till it came somewhere to a slow creek with a mud bottom.The Debatable Land|Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for sloped
- (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x- axis
- the first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point