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slope (v.)

1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c. 1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c. 1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.

slope (n.)

1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.

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Definitions of slope from WordNet
1
slope (n.)
an elevated geological formation;
he climbed the steep slope
Synonyms: incline / side
slope (n.)
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal;
Synonyms: gradient
2
slope (v.)
be at an angle;
The terrain sloped down
Synonyms: incline / pitch
From wordnet.princeton.edu