slide

[ slahyd ]
/ slaɪd /
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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.

to cause to slide, slip, or coast, as over a surface or with a smooth, gliding motion.
to hand, pass along, or slip (something) easily or quietly (usually followed by in, into, etc.): to slide a note into someone's hand.

noun


Nearby words

  1. slickly,
  2. slickrock,
  3. slickster,
  4. slid,
  5. slidden,
  6. slide fastener,
  7. slide guitar,
  8. slide knot,
  9. slide mountain,
  10. slide over

Idioms

    let slide, to allow to deteriorate, pursue a natural course, etc., without intervention on one's part: to let things slide.

Origin of slide

before 950; Middle English sliden (v.), Old English slīdan; cognate with Middle Low German slīden, Middle High German slīten; akin to sled

SYNONYMS FOR slide
1. slither. Slide, glide, slip suggest movement over a smooth surface. Slide suggests a movement of one surface over another in contact with it: to slide downhill. Glide suggests a continuous, smooth, easy, and (usually) noiseless motion: a skater gliding over the ice. To slip is to slide in a sudden or accidental way: to slip on the ice and fall.

Related formsslid·a·ble, adjectiveslid·a·ble·ness, nounout·slide, verb (used with object), out·slid, out·slid or out·slid·den, out·slid·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for slide

slide

/ (slaɪd) /

verb slides, sliding, slid (slɪd), slid or slidden (ˈslɪdən)

noun

Derived Formsslidable, adjectiveslider, noun

Word Origin for slide

Old English slīdan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German slīten

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Word Origin and History for slide
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Medicine definitions for slide

slide

[ slīd ]

n.

A small glass plate for mounting specimens to be examined under a microscope.

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Science definitions for slide

slide

[ slīd ]

A mass movement of earth, rocks, snow, or ice down a slope. Slides can be caused by an accumulation of new matter or of moisture in the overlying material, or by erosion within or below the material. They are often triggered by an earthquake or other disturbance such as an explosion.
The mass of material resulting from such a process.
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Idioms and Phrases with slide

slide

see let ride (slide); let slip (slide).

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