verb (used without object), slid [slid] /slɪd/, slid or slid·den [slid-n] /ˈslɪd n/, slid·ing.
verb (used with object), slid [slid] /slɪd/, slid or slid·den [slid-n] /ˈslɪd n/, slid·ing.
- a landslide or the like.
- the mass of matter sliding down.
- an embellishment consisting of an upward or downward series of three or more tones, the last of which is the principal tone.
- a portamento.
- a U-shaped section of the tube of an instrument of the trumpet class, as the trombone, that can be pushed in or out to alter the length of the air column and change the pitch.
- a moving part working on a track, channel, or guide rails.
- the surface, track, channel, or guide rails on which the part moves.
Origin of slide
Synonyms for slide
Related Words for let slidedisregard, discard, overlook, bypass, prohibit, edit, skip, withhold, ignore, eliminate, neglect, delete, discount, omit, forget, hesitate, dawdle, trifle, defer, skimp
verb slides, sliding, slid (slɪd), slid or slidden (ˈslɪdən)
- a sliding part or member
- the track, guide, or channel on or in which such a part slides
- the sliding curved tube of a trombone that is moved in or out to allow the production of different harmonic series and a wider range of notes
- a portamento
- a metal or glass tube placed over a finger held against the frets of a guitar to produce a portamento
- the style of guitar playing using a slideSee also bottleneck (def. 3)
- the rapid downward movement of a large mass of earth, rocks, etc, caused by erosion, faulting, etc
- the mass of material involved in this descentSee also landslide
Word Origin for slide
Old English slidan (intransitive, past tense slad, past participle sliden) "to glide, slip, fall, fall down;" figuratively "fail, lapse morally, err; be transitory or unstable," from Proto-Germanic *slidan "to slip, slide" (cf. Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sleigh, sled"), from PIE root *sleidh- "to slide, slip" (cf. Lithuanian slystu "to glide, slide," Old Church Slavonic sledu "track," Greek olisthos "slipperiness," olisthanein "to slip," Middle Irish sloet "slide").
Meaning "slip, lose one's footing" is from early 13c. Transitive sense from 1530s. Phrase let (something) slide "let it take its own course" is in Chaucer (late 14c.). Sliding scale in reference to payments, etc., is from 1842.
1560s, from slide (v.). As a smooth inclined surface down which something can be slid, from 1680s; the playground slide is from 1890. Meaning "collapse of a hillside, landslide" is from 1660s. As a working part of a musical instrument from 1800 (e.g. slide-trombone, 1891). Meaning "rapid downturn" is from 1884. Meaning "picture prepared for use with a projector" is from 1819 (in reference to magic lanterns). Baseball sense is from 1886. Slide-guitar is from 1968.
see let ride; let slip.
see let ride (slide); let slip (slide).