slope Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “slope” in the English Dictionary

"slope" in British English

See all translations

slopenoun [C]

uk   /sləʊp/ us   /sloʊp/
B2 a surface that lies at an angle to the horizontal so that some points on it are higher than others: The roof is at a slope (= at an angle to a horizontal surface) of 30°.
B2 (part of) the side of a hill or mountain: a ski/mountain slope Snow had settled on some of the higher slopes. There's a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain. There are some nice gentle (= not steep) slopes that we can ski down.

slopeverb [I]

uk   /sləʊp/ us   /sloʊp/
sloping
adjective uk   /ˈsləʊ.pɪŋ/ us   /ˈsloʊ.pɪŋ/
sloping handwriting/shoulders The bedroom is in the attic so it has a sloping ceiling.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of slope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slope" in American English

See all translations

slopenoun [C]

us   /sloʊp/
  • slope noun [C] (SURFACE)

a surface that rises at an angle, esp. a hill or mountain, or the angle at which something rises: Students learn to ski on gentle slopes in a straight line. Snow had settled on some of the higher slopes.
  • slope noun [C] (MEASURE)

geometry a measure of how steep an angle a line has

slopeverb [I]

us   /sloʊp/
  • slope verb [I] (GO DOWN OR UP)

to go downward or upward at an angle: The path slopes down to the house.
(Definition of slope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of slope?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“slope” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More