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
Examples from the Web for slide
Another man, sitting in the playground of a sanatorium, was watching his toddler play on the slide of a jungle gym.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk|Yusuf Sayman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Five years later, a millennium of Jewish life in Germany began the slide towards total destruction.
I lifted her as high as I could midway up the slide and eased her down with a big, squeaky “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee.”
The current had been wearing away the bottom of the slope, making a slide inevitable, said authors Daniel and Lynn Rodgers Miller.Rescue Efforts Were Delayed Following Deadly Landslide in Washington|Stacey Solie|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Jeter and/or his team of representatives, that criticism is going to slide away like he was made of pure Teflon.Why We Worship Derek Jeter (Even If He Kinda Sucks at Shortstop)|Robert Silverman|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She'll slide into the sand like a baby nestling down into a crib.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
The lens is surrounded by a metal case or lantern, in which is placed the electric lamp upon a slide for focussing.Torpedoes and Torpedo Warfare|C. W. Sleeman
And with that idea to guide her, she found the days slide by smoothly.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Just as the two officers neared the barn the door was seen to slide on its roller.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
I'd hate to think I could ever get so old I wouldn't like to slide down bannisters.A House Party with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
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
Word Origin for slide
Word Origin and History for slide (1 of 2)
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.
Word Origin and History for slide (1 of 2)
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.
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Idioms and Phrases with slide
see let ride (slide); let slip (slide).