n An area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward.

n The degree to which a surface tends upward or downward.

n *(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.

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

n 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). For English units of measurement, when dimensions are given in inches, slope may be expressed as a ratio of rise to run, such as 4:12 or an an angle.

n *(vulgar|highly offensive)* A person of Chinese or other East Asian descent.

v To tend steadily upward or downward.

v *(colloquial|usually|followed by a preposition)* To try to move surreptitiously.

v *(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.

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