- sliding fit,
- sliding flap,
- sliding friction,
- sliding hernia,
- sliding rule
Origin of sliding
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 sliding
Sliding around beneath the surface of Los Angeles is something dark, primordial, and without form.
Each room has its own swimming pool and sliding walls made of glass.
Or perhaps EBT programs could permit the purchase of ethical items based on a sliding price scale.
Paddling across the glassy flat surface feels like sliding through warm butter.
In France, parents pay for their childcare on a sliding scale based on their income—the rest is subsidized by the government.Free Market Failure: Raising a Kid Is a Rigged Game in the USA|Monica Potts|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The big crane on the end of the mole was now on the Estremedura's quarter, and they were sliding into the mouth of the harbour.For Jacinta|Harold Bindloss
Then he sends his shuttle, containing a bobbin full of thread, sliding across over the odd threads and under the even.Makers of Many Things|Eva March Tappan
Walking giddily along the unstable, sliding earth, she allowed him to guide her to the old stone seat on the south terrace.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
He straightened himself as he caught sight of Barrant, and opened the sliding window.The Moon Rock|Arthur J. Rees
Sliding, as an art, is of recent growth, though it has long been the practice of base-runners to drop to avoid being touched.Base-Ball|John M. Ward
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
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).