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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slope \Slope\, n. [Formed (like abode fr. abide) from OE. slipen. See Slip, v. i.] 1. An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another. [1913 Webster] 2. Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon. [1913 Webster] buildings the summit and slope of a hill. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Under the slopes of Pisgah. --Deut. iv. 49. (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster] 3. The part of a continent descending toward, and draining to, a particular ocean; as, the Pacific slope. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Note: A slope, considered as descending, is a declivity; considered as ascending, an acclivity. [1913 Webster] Slope of a plane (Geom.), the direction of the plane; as, parallel planes have the same slope. [1913 Webster]