Definition of Sloping

1. Adjective. Having an oblique or slanted direction.

Exact synonyms: Aslant, Aslope, Diagonal, Slanted, Slanting, Sloped
Similar to: Inclined
Derivative terms: Diagonal, Diagonal, Diagonal



2. Adjective. Having a slanting form or direction. "A room with a sloping ceiling"
Similar to: Gradual

Definition of Sloping

1. a. Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting.

Definition of Sloping

1. Adjective. Having a slope. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of slope) ¹

3. Noun. An arrangement or motion by which something slopes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sloping

1. slope [v] - See also: slope

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sloping

slope off
sloped
slopelike
slopeness
sloper
slopers
slopes
slopeside
slopestyle
slopewash
slopewashes
slopewise
slopey
slopier
slopiest
sloping (current term)
sloping trough
slopingly
slopingness
slopings
slopped
sloppier
sloppiest
sloppily
sloppiness
sloppinesses
slopping
slopping out
sloppy
sloppy joe

Literary usage of Sloping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Whole Language by John Walker, John Longmuir (1902)
"... the weit pnt on, p. and s, Slant'ing Oblique; sloping, a. Se-lent'ing Tender ; forgiving, ... sloping; having declivity, a. Co'ving Term in building, a. ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"This is a belt of slowly sloping, waste, marshy ground, a fever-stricken region of ... Beyond lies a dry belt of more rapidly sloping ground than the Tardi ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"This is a belt of slowly sloping, waste, marshy ground, a fever-stricken region of ... Beyond lies a dry belt of more rapidly sloping ground than the Tardi, ..."

4. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"Our little habitation was situated at the foot of a sloping hill, sheltered with a beautiful underwood behind, and prattling river before; ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"His meeting-house, rebuilt 1780, was fitted with a sloping floor, to improve the auditorium ; Field excited some comment by surmounting the front of the ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... who was next him, sloping upon it, the rest did the same and occasion'da great delay, which the enemie tooke care to profit by, and passing in the ..."

7. Biennial Report by Michigan State Highway Dept (1912)
"Cut In gravel road In which the sides are not sloping enough to stand against weather and frost. Slope should be 1 Vi> to 1. An excellent quality of gravel ..."

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