Slither Definition

slĭthər
slithered, slithering, slithers
verb
slithered, slithering, slithers
To cause to slither or slide.
Webster's New World
To move along by sliding or gliding, as a snake.
Webster's New World
To slip or slide on or as on a slope with a loose or broken surface.
Webster's New World
To walk with a sliding motion.
Webster's New World

(intransitive) To slide.

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noun
slithers
A sliding, slithering motion.
Webster's New World

Origin of Slither

  • From Middle English slitheren, alteration of slideren (“to slither, creep"), from Old English slidrian (“to slip, slide, slither"), from Proto-Germanic *slidrijanÄ… (“to slide, slither"), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip"). Cognate with Dutch slidderen (“to slip, wriggle, slither"). More at slide.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English slethren variant of sliddren from Old English slidrian frequentative of slīdan to slide

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

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