# Slope vs. Slopey

## Difference Between Slope and Slopey

#### Slopeverb

To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline

*a roof that slopes.*

#### Slopeyadjective

alternative form of slopy

#### Slopeverb

To move or walk

*"Without another word he turned and sloped off down the driveway" (Roald Dahl).*

#### Slopeverb

To cause to slope

*sloped the path down the bank.*

#### Slopenoun

An inclined line, surface, plane, position, or direction.

#### Slopenoun

A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline

*ski slopes.*

#### Slopenoun

A deviation from the horizontal.

#### Slopenoun

The amount or degree of such deviation.

#### Slopenoun

The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.

#### Slopenoun

The tangent of the angle of inclination of a line, or the slope of the tangent line for a curve or surface.

#### Slopenoun

Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

#### Slopenoun

An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

*I had to climb a small slope to get to the site.*

#### Slopenoun

The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

*The road has a very sharp downward slope at that point.*

#### Slopenoun

(mathematics) The ratio of the vertical and horizontal distances between two points on a line; zero if the line is horizontal, undefined if it is vertical.

*The slope of this line is 0.5*

#### Slopenoun

(mathematics) The slope of the line tangent to a curve at a given point.

*The slope of a parabola increases linearly with x.*

#### Slopenoun

The angle a roof surface makes with the horizontal, expressed as a ratio of the units of vertical rise to the units of horizontal length (sometimes referred to as run).

*The slope of an asphalt shingle roof system should be 4:12 or greater.*

#### Slopenoun

A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

#### Slopeverb

(intransitive) To tend steadily upward or downward.

*The road slopes sharply down at that point.*

#### Slopeverb

(transitive) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to incline or slant.

*to slope the ground in a garden;*

*to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment*

#### Slopeverb

To try to move surreptitiously.

*I sloped in through the back door, hoping my boss wouldn't see me.*

#### Slopeverb

(military) To hold a rifle at a slope with forearm perpendicular to the body in front holding the butt, the rifle resting on the shoulder.

*The order was given to "slope arms".*

#### Slopeadjective

(obsolete) Sloping.

#### Slopeadverb

(obsolete) slopingly

#### Slopenoun

an elevated geological formation;

*he climbed the steep slope*

*the house was built on the side of the mountain*

#### Slopenoun

the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal;

*a five-degree gradient*

#### Slopeverb

be at an angle;

*The terrain sloped down*