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Meaning of SLIDE

Pronunciation:  slId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of sliding or gliding
  2. [n]  sloping channel through which things can descend
  3. [n]  a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
  4. [n]  a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
  5. [n]  plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
  6. [n]  (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
  7. [n]  (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
  8. [v]  move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  9. [v]  to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate,"
  10. [v]  move smoothly along a surface; "He slid the money over to the other gambler"

SLIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chute, glide, lantern slide, microscope slide, skid, slew, slideway, slip, slither, sloping trough, slue, swoop
 See Also: avalanche, blunder, coal chute, cover glass, cover slip, descent, displace, elapse, foil, glide, glide by, glissando, go, go along, go by, gutter, landslide, landslip, lapse, locomote, motion, move, move, movement, pass, plate glass, playground, plaything, positive, section, sheet glass, sideslip, side-slip, sink, skid, skid, slide by, slide down, slip, slip away, slip by, slip up, slump, stumble, submarine, toy, transparency, travel, trip up, trough, water chute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slide\, v. t. [imp. {Slid}; p. p. {Slidden}, {Slid}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Slidding}.] [OE. sliden, AS. sl[=i]dan; akin to
    MHG. sl[=i]ten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith.
    slidus slippery. Cf. {Sled}.]
    1. To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or
       without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow
       slides down the mountain's side.
    2. Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth,
       uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of
       gravity, or on the feet.
             They bathe in summer, and in winter slide. --Waller.
    3. To pass inadvertently.
             Beware thou slide not by it.          --Ecclus.
                                                   xxviii. 26.
    4. To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently
       onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat
       slides through the water.
             Ages shall slide away without perceiving. --Dryden.
             Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
    5. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
             Their foot shall slide in due time.   --Deut. xxxii.
    6. (Mus.) To pass from one note to another with no
       perceptible cassation of sound.
    7. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any
       consequence. [Obs. or Colloq.]
             With good hope let he sorrow slide.   --Chaucer.
             With a calm carelessness letting everything slide.
                                                   --Sir P.
  2. \Slide\, v. t.
    1. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece
       of timber along another.
    2. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a
       word to vary the sense of a question.
  3. \Slide\, n. [AS. sl[=i]de.]
    1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
    2. Smooth, even passage or progress.
             A better slide into their business.   --Bacon.
    3. That on which anything moves by sliding. Specifically:
       (a) An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the
           force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain
           side for conveying logs by sliding them down.
       (b) A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for
    4. That which operates by sliding. Specifically:
       (a) A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding
           over it.
       (b) (Mach.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or
           parts along which it slides.
       (c) A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
    5. A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or
       delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern,
       stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object
       to be examined with a microscope.
    6. The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill
       or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also,
       the track of bare rock left by a land slide.
    7. (Geol.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line
       of fissure. --Dana.
    8. (Mus.)
       (a) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving
           by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note
           either above or below.
       (b) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the
           sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to
           produce the tones between the fundamental and its
    9. (Phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the
       position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into
       another sound.
    10. (Steam Engine)
        (a) Same as {Guide bar}, under {Guide}.
        (b) A slide valve.
    {Slide box} (Steam Engine), a steam chest. See under {Steam}.
    {Slide lathe}, an engine lathe. See under {Lathe}.
    {Slide rail}, a transfer table. See under {Transfer}.
    {Slide rest} (Turning lathes), a contrivance for holding,
       moving, and guiding, the cutting tool, made to slide on
       ways or guides by screws or otherwise, and having compound
    {Slide rule}, a mathematical instrument consisting of two
       parts, one of which slides upon the other, for the
       mechanical performance of addition and subtraction, and,
       by means of logarithmic scales, of multiplication and
    {Slide valve}.
        (a) Any valve which opens and closes a passageway by
            sliding over a port.
        (b) A particular kind of sliding valve, often used in
            steam engines for admitting steam to the piston and
            releasing it, alternately, having a cuplike cavity in
            its face, through which the exhaust steam passes. It
            is situated in the steam chest, and moved by the
            valve gear. It is sometimes called a {D valve}, -- a
            name which is also applied to a semicylindrical pipe
            used as a sliding valve.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or somebody is on a slide indicates that you are experiencing some instability in your waking life. You may have lost your grip on a situation or relationship.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Gravitational movement of unstable mass of earth (and associated organic matter) onto the highway.