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.
Origin of slope
Synonyms for slope
Related Words for slopedshelf, ramp, hill, declivity, tip, cant, bias, bend, pitch, swag, descent, gradient, skew, lean, sway, inclination, deviation, rise, diagonal, downgrade
Examples from the Web for sloped
Contemporary Examples of sloped
None of his detractors or supporters will have sloped across to the other side because of the contents of this book.The War Over Blair’s Memoir
September 7, 2010
Historical Examples of sloped
So, whenever I met him, I defied him to do it; and he sloped off crestfallen, I can tell you.'
The church was built on a hillock, which sloped down gently to the village.
In front of them lay the path which sloped, for a hundred yards or more, to the first corner.Love-at-Arms
The hill where the house and barns were, also sloped off to the left.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The 'ways' sloped at a gradient of one foot in twelve, and had iron surfaces.Chatterbox, 1906
- (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
Word Origin for slope
1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.
1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.