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  • Sloping — Slop ing, a. Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting. {Slop ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] The sloping land recedes into the clouds. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sloping — When beetling cloth it frequently happens that the selvedge and the adjacent cloth has not received the same amount of beetling as the rest. To overcome this difficulty, the cloth is wound on the beam in a slanting direction, called sloping …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • sloping — index oblique (slanted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sloping — adjective 1. having an oblique or slanted direction (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑aslant, ↑aslope, ↑diagonal, ↑slanted, ↑slanting, ↑sloped • Similar to: ↑inclined …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sloping — Slope Slope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sloping}.] To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sloping — adjective That has or have a slope. a sloping roof …   Wiktionary

  • sloping — adj. Sloping is used with these nouns: ↑ceiling, ↑forehead, ↑hill, ↑roof …   Collocations dictionary

  • sloping — adjective a sloping floor Syn: at a slant, on a slant, at an angle, slanting, slanted, leaning, inclining, inclined, angled, cambered, canted, tilting, tilted, dipping Ant: level …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sloping — Synonyms and related words: aslant, aslope, atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, canting, careening, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining, leaning, listing, oblique, out of plumb, out of square, pitched, pitching, raking, recumbent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sloping — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. askew, tilted, slanted; see oblique 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • sloping — slop·ing || sləʊpɪŋ adj. slanting, inclined, oblique sləʊp n. side of a hill, incline; upward or downward slant; degree to which a surface deviates from the vertical v. incline, slant upward or downward; cause to tilt, slant …   English contemporary dictionary

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