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.
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Idioms for slide
Origin of slide
synonym study for slide
OTHER WORDS FROM slideslid·a·ble, adjectiveslid·a·ble·ness, nounoutslide, verb (used with object), out·slid, out·slid or out·slid·den, out·slid·ing.
Example sentences from the Web for slide
I pulled him out by a leg, and there was a trail of blood and bubbles where his mouth had slid along the ground.
McCarthy skated three strides across the line and slid a lead pass to Howe.
Her glasses slid down her nose, but her hands were cuffed and she now asked the cop for assistance.Tiona Rodriguez Charged After Dead Fetus Found in Bag at Victoria’s Secret|Michael Daly|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She slid down one strap to her elbow, and the other strap followed suit.Speed Read of ‘King of Bitcoin’—the Erotic Bitcoin eBook|Anna Brand|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After Stewart had slid into second base Pete, looking somewhat surprised, took his hand off the phone.How Peter Worthington Taught His Grandson to Love Baseball|David Frum|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These frames fitted into grooves so that they could be slid back and forth, and in warm weather the windows were always left open.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Gently it slid across the oblong of sunlight, blotting out the figures of the two men from her sight.
It appeared in isolated patches over the water, and then these patches slid together and a white wall advanced upon us.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
At last Ibrahim pulled up his donkey, and slid off, drawing his djelabieh together with his brown hands.
Stanley Hall also went for pastime, and Billy Towler slid into the boat like an eel, without leave, just as it pushed off.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for slide
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
Derived forms of slideslidable, adjectiveslider, noun
Word Origin for slide
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Idioms and Phrases with slide
see let ride (slide); let slip (slide).