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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.


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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