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Definition of Slope


  1. The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope.
  2. 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.
  3. Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.
  4. Sloping.
  5. In a sloping manner.
  6. 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.
  7. To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes.
  8. To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Slope Quotations

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
C. S. Lewis

More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood.
Henry Rollins

This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom - the fear of God.
Ray Comfort

We just bought this house. It's too big. It's like 400,000 square feet, or something. We got an indoor lake and ski slope in the house! It's just too big.
Adam Sandler

And I like to keep whatever is mine remaining that way. It's a funny little game to play and it's a slippery slope. I always say to myself I'm never going to give anything away because there's never any point or benefit for me.
Kristen Stewart
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Slope Translations

slope in Dutch is helling, glooiing
slope in Finnish is rinne
slope in Italian is discesa, pendio, pista
slope in Spanish is escarpadura, cuesta, pista
slope in Swedish is backe, sluttning, slutta

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