Pronunciation of incline: IH0 N K L AY1 N (ɪn'klaɪn)
Number of syllables of incline: 2
Definition of incline
- (n): an inclined surface or roadway that moves traffic from one level to another
- (n): an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of the mountain"
- (v): make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief; "Their language inclines us to believe them"
- (v): be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
- (v): lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow; "She inclined her head to the student"
- (v): bend or turn (one''s ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; "He inclined his ear to the wise old man"
- (v): have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
Examples of incline
- Background shows the high incline of the riverbank.
- Reynolds modified the design of the top of the incline.
- The path of the incline is still visible today.
- He is more intelligent than we incline to think.
- Ascending from any side is a tough business, given the near vertical incline.
- This is the only major incline in the race.
- Most of the plays incline to the type of farce rather than of pure comedy.
- The other side being defended by a very steep incline.
- The incline of the boom is controlled by means of chains, sprockets and gears.
- This is referred to as an 'incline press' or 'incline bench press'.