Slide Definition

slīd
slid, slides, sliding
verb
slid, slides, sliding
To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance.
Windows that slide open.
Webster's New World
To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice.
Webster's New World
To participate in a sport that involves such movement.
Sliding for a medal in luge.
American Heritage
To move quietly and smoothly; glide.
Webster's New World
To shift from a position; slip.
The wet cup slid from his hand.
Webster's New World
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noun
slides
An act of sliding.
Webster's New World
A smooth, usually inclined track, surface, or chute down which to slide, as on a playground.
Webster's New World
A playground apparatus for children to slide on, typically consisting of a smooth chute climbed onto by means of a ladder.
American Heritage
Something that works by sliding; part that slides or is slid on.
Webster's New World
A photographic transparency mounted for use with a viewer or projector.
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adjective
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other
The mass of material resulting from such a process.
American Heritage Science
idiom
let something slide
  • to fail to take some expected or required action on something
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Slide

Noun

Singular:
slide
Plural:
slides

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Slide

Origin of Slide

  • 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

  • Middle English sliden from Old English slīdan

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

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