slope  /ˈsloʊp/  noun


1 a : ground that slants downward or upward : ground that slopes

  • They climbed the steep slope.
  • a slight/gentle slope

1 b : an area of land on a mountain that is used for skiing

  • a ski slope

— often plural

  • Let’s hit the slopes. [=let’s go skiing]
  • I love being on the slopes. [=I love skiing]

2 : an upward or downward slant

  • What is the angle of the slope?
  • You can adjust the slope of the ramp.
  • slope of 30 degrees