|1.||[ noun ] (geography) an elevated geological formation|
"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
|Related terms:||geological_formation bank hillside mountainside descent bank canyonside ascent coast escarpment ski_slope natural_elevation|
|2.||[ noun ] the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal|
"a five-degree grade"
|Related terms:||position pitch grade gradualness abruptness|
|3.||[ verb ] be at an angle|
"The terrain sloped down"
|Related terms:||lean ascend climb fall stoop dip gradient inclination inclination pitch dip|