Meaning of “slope” in the English Dictionary

"slope" in British English

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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/

The bedroom is in the attic so it has a sloping ceiling.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “slope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slope" in American English

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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)