Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective At a slope or slant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or into an inclined or slanting position or direction; with leaning or inclination; deflected from the perpendicular; with declivity or descent, as a hill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Slopingly; aslant; declining from an upright direction; sloping.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective slanted or sloping
  • adverb slanted or sloping

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having an oblique or slanted direction

Etymologies

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Middle English, from Old English *aslopen, from aslupan ("to slip away")

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