Slide meaning

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A fall of a mass of rock, earth, or snow down a slope; an avalanche or landslide.
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To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice.
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To move quietly and smoothly; glide.
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Something that works by sliding; part that slides or is slid on.
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A backless shoe with an open toe.
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To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance.

Windows that slide open.

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To cause to slide; make move with a smooth, gliding motion.
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To move, place, or slip quietly, deftly, or stealthily (in or into)
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An act of sliding.
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A smooth, usually inclined track, surface, or chute down which to slide, as on a playground.
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A photographic transparency mounted for use with a viewer or projector.
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A small glass plate used as a mounting for objects to be examined under a microscope.
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A heelless and, often, toeless shoe, usually for casual wear.
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A mass movement of earth, rocks, snow, or ice down a slope. Slides can be caused by an accumulation of new matter or of moisture in the overlying material, or by erosion within or below the material. They are often triggered by an earthquake or other disturbance such as an explosion.
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The mass of material resulting from such a process.
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(ergative) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface.

He slid the boat across the grass.

The safe slid slowly.

Snow slides down the side of a mountain.

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(intransitive) To move on a low-friction surface.

The car slid on the ice.

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(intransitive, baseball) To drop down and skid into a base.

Jones slid into second.

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(intransitive) To lose one's balance on a slippery surface.

He slid while going around the corner.

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To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip.

To slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.

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(intransitive) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance.

A ship or boat slides through the water.

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(music) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cessation of sound.
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To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
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An item of play equipment that children can climb up and then slide down again.

The long, red slide was great fun for the kids.

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A surface of ice, snow, butter, etc. on which someone can slide for amusement or as a practical joke.

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The falling of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones down the slope of a hill or mountain; avalanche.

The slide closed the highway.

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An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, especially one constructed on a mountainside for conveying logs by sliding them down.
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A mechanism consisting of a part which slides on or against a guide.
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The act of sliding; smooth, even passage or progress.

A slide on the ice.

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A lever that can be moved in two directions.
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A valve that works by sliding, such as in a trombone.
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A transparent plate bearing an image to be projected to a screen.
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(baseball) The act of dropping down and skidding into a base.
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(sciences) A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope.
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(music, guitar) A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar.
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(traditional Irish music and dance) A lively dance from County Kerry, in 12/8 time.
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(geology) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.

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(music) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
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(phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
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The definition of a slide is a smooth movement or a surface designed for a smooth movement.

An example of a slide is when a window is pushed up to let in the breeze.

An example of a slide is a piece of playground equipment that children ride down.

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To slide is defined as to smoothly move over a surface, or to shift down or decrease.

An example of to slide is to glide across the ice.

An example of to slide is for prices to drop.

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To be ignored or not dealt with; drop.

Let the matter slide.

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To cause to slide or slip.

Slid the glass down to the other end of the counter.

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To place covertly or deftly.

Slid the stolen merchandise into his pocket.

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A sliding movement or action.
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A part that operates by sliding, as the U-shaped section of tube on a trombone that is moved to change the pitch.
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A period of decline or loss.
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To move stealthily or unobtrusively.
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To shift from a position; slip.

The wet cup slid from his hand.

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To pass gradually (into or out of some condition)

To slide into bad habits.

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To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out.
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A clasp or brooch for a belt, etc.
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let something slide
  • To fail to take some expected or required action on something.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of slide

  • Middle English sliden from Old English slīdan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sliden, from Old English slÄ«dan (“to slide"), from Proto-Germanic *slÄ«danÄ… (“to slide, glide"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Old High German slÄ«tan (German schlittern, “to slide"), Middle Low German slÄ«den (“to slide"), Middle Dutch slÄ«den (Dutch sledderen, “to slide").

    From Wiktionary