sliding

[ slahy-ding ]
/ ˈslaɪ dɪŋ /

adjective

rising or falling, increasing or decreasing, according to a standard or to a set of conditions.
operated, adjusted, or moved by sliding: a sliding door.

Origin of sliding

before 900; Middle English; Old English slīdende. See slide, -ing2

Related forms

slid·ing·ly, adverbslid·ing·ness, nounun·slid·ing, adjective

Definition for sliding (2 of 2)

slide

[ slahyd ]
/ slaɪd /

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

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 forms

slid·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 sliding (1 of 2)

sliding

/ (ˈslaɪdɪŋ) /

adjective

rising or falling in accordance with given specificationsfees were charged as a sliding percentage of income
regulated or moved by sliding

British Dictionary definitions for sliding (2 of 2)

slide

/ (slaɪd) /

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

noun

Derived Forms

slidable, adjectiveslider, noun

Word Origin for slide

Old English slīdan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German slīten
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Medicine definitions for sliding

slide

[ slīd ]

n.

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

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 sliding

slide


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

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