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Definition of "slopes" []

  • To lie or cause to lie at a slanting or oblique angle (verb)
  • (esp of natural features) to follow an inclined course (verb)
  • To go furtively (verb)
  • (formerly) to hold (a rifle) in the slope position (esp in the command slope arms) (verb)
  • An inclined portion of ground (noun)
  • Hills or foothills (noun)
  • Any inclined surface or line (noun)
  • The degree or amount of such inclination (noun)
  • (of a line) the tangent of the angle between the line and another line parallel to the x-axis (noun)
  • The first derivative of the equation of a curve at a given point (noun)
  • (formerly) the position adopted for British military drill when the rifle is rested on the shoulder (noun)
  • A person from Southeast Asia, esp a Vietnamese (noun)
  • Plural form of slope. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slope. (verb)

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Use "slopes" in a sentence
  • "The green slopes from the left and toward the back."
  • "Inspired by a mountain, this house is like a huge inclined block – sloping roofs epitomize mountain slopes and the lovely grey color of the house blends in perfectly with the hilly terrain."
  • "The story river readers want to ride races down mountain slopes, hurtles around sharp bends to reveal unexpected events, plunges into canyons and out again until a killer waterfall comes into view."