- a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface；a difference in level or sideways position between the two ends or sides of a thing
- (of a surface or line) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down；place or arrange in a sloping position
verb: slope, 3rd person present: slopes, gerund or present participle: sloping, past tense: sloped, past participle: sloped
noun: slope, plural noun: slopes
- 1. a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface he slithered helplessly down the slope
- ▪ a difference in level or sideways position between the two ends or sides of a thing the roof should have a slope sufficient for proper drainage the backward slope of the chair 同義詞
- ▪ a part of the side of a hill or mountain, especially as a place for skiing a ten-minute cable car ride delivers you to the slopes 同義詞
- ▪ the gradient of a graph at any point.
- ▪ the mutual conductance of a valve, numerically equal to the gradient of one of the characteristic curves of the valve.
- 2. US offensive a person from East Asia, especially Vietnam.
- 1. (of a surface or line) be inclined from a horizontal or vertical line; slant up or down the garden sloped down to a stream the ceiling sloped
- ▪ place or arrange in a sloping position Poole sloped his shoulders
- 2. British informal move in an idle or aimless manner I had seen Don sloping about the beach
- ▪ leave unobtrusively, typically in order to evade work or duty the men sloped off looking ashamed of themselves