September 27, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
slope /ˈsloʊp/ noun
slope
/ˈsloʊp/
noun

plural slopes

Hiker walking up a steep slope
Hiker walking up a steep slope
Learner's definition of SLOPE

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1 a : ground that slants downward or upward : ground that slopes

  • They climbed the steep slope.

  • a slight/gentle slope

1 b : an area of land on a mountain that is used for skiing

  • a ski slope

— often plural

  • Let's hit the slopes. [=let's go skiing]

  • I love being on the slopes. [=I love skiing]

2 : an upward or downward slant

  • What is the angle of the slope?

  • You can adjust the slope of the ramp.

  • a slope of 30 degrees

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