incline (Meaning)

Wordnet

incline (n)

an elevated geological formation

an inclined surface connecting two levels

Wordnet

incline (v)

have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well

lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

be at an angle

feel favorably disposed or willing

make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief

Webster

incline (v. i.)

To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south.

Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed.

To bow; to incline the head.

Webster

incline (v. t.)

To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right.

To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence.

To bend; to cause to stoop or bow; as, to incline the head or the body in acts of reverence or civility.

Webster

incline (n.)

An inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.

incline Sentence Examples

  1. The mountain trail featured a steep incline that tested the limits of our endurance.
  2. The roof of the building had a slight incline to promote drainage.
  3. The skater gracefully navigated the half-pipe's intricate inclines and descents.
  4. The hiking path wound its way up a gentle incline, offering panoramic views.
  5. The incline press machine at the gym targeted the chest and shoulder muscles.
  6. The slope of the driveway posed a significant incline for vehicles to overcome.
  7. The incline bench allowed us to perform dumbbell exercises at an elevated angle.
  8. Engineers designed the bridge with a precise incline to ensure optimal load distribution.
  9. The treadmill's incline setting challenged runners by adding vertical resistance.
  10. The uneven terrain presented numerous inclines and declines that made for a challenging hike.

FAQs About the word incline

an elevated geological formation, an inclined surface connecting two levels, have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined, bend or turn (on

slope, inclination, diagonal, ascent,gradient, pitch, lean, climb,rake, bank

dip, declination, declension, dip, hanging, fall, declination, hanging, downgrade, descent

The mountain trail featured a steep incline that tested the limits of our endurance.

The roof of the building had a slight incline to promote drainage.

The skater gracefully navigated the half-pipe's intricate inclines and descents.

The hiking path wound its way up a gentle incline, offering panoramic views.