from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At a slope or slant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. slanted or sloping
  • adv. slanted or sloping

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. having an oblique or slanted direction


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



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