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.
- slide fastener,
- slide guitar,
- slide knot,
- slide mountain,
- slide over
Origin of slide
Examples from the Web for slid
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.
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
I opened the rear door, slid Valerie into the back seat, and tumbled after her.
Drawing his bow, he slid to the ground, and sheltered himself behind his pony.The War Trail|Elmer Russell Gregor
This time she struck the shell so hard that its contents splashed out sideways with an unexpected squirt and slid to the floor.Georgina of the Rainbows|Annie Fellows Johnston
Cutting the switch he slid out of the car and ducked over a hedge.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
He slid out of his chair and smiled at Schindelberger, who stared frigidly in return.The Competitive Nephew|Montague Glass
It had to be slid sideways for a quarter of an inch, a safety-lock feature.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
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
past tense and past participle of slide (v.).
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 (slide); let slip (slide).