Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

slope

1 noun
     
Related topics: Nature
slope1 W3
1 [countable]DN a piece of ground or a surface that slopes:
a gentle (=not steep) slope
She looked back up the grassy slope.
2 an area of steep ground covered with snow that people ski down:
We got to Tahoe on Friday, and hit the slopes (=skied on them) the next day.
3 [singular] the angle at which something slopes in relation to a flat surface:
a slope of 30 degrees

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary