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English noun: slope

1. slope (object) an elevated geological formation


SamplesHe climbed the steep slope.
The house was built on the side of a mountain.


Synonymsincline, side


Broader (hypernym)formation, geological formation


Narrower (hyponym)acclivity, ascent, bank, bank, camber, cant, canyonside, climb, coast, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, escarpment, fall, hillside, mountainside, piedmont, raise, rise, scarp, ski slope, upgrade, versant


Part meronymelevation, natural elevation

2. slope (attribute) the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal


SamplesA five-degree gradient.


Synonymsgradient


Broader (hypernym)position, spatial relation


Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, gentleness, grade, gradualness, pitch, precipitousness, rake, slant, steepness


English verb: slope

1. slope (motion) be at an angle


SamplesThe terrain sloped down.


Synonymsincline, pitch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip


Narrower (hyponym)ascend, climb, dip, fall, stoop









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