Definitions of slide

  1. To pass along smoothly; to pass inadvertently; to pass unobserved; to pass silently and gradually; to glide; to slip; to fall.
  2. To pass over a surface with a smooth movement; move easily and smoothly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To pass inadvertently.
  6. To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
  7. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
  8. To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
  9. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
  10. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
  11. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
  12. To push along; cause to slip into place; to put quietly and unobserved.
  13. To thrust along: to slip:- pa. t. slid; pa. p. slid or slidden.
  14. To pass smoothly over a surface; glide; to go away quietly or secretly: with away; slip.
  15. To slip or glide: to pass along smoothly: to fall.
  16. move smoothly along a surface; " He slid the money over to the other gambler"
  17. the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; " his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; " the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
  18. To move along the surface; slip; fall.
  19. To slip; to thrust along.
  20. To move by slipping; to move along the surface without walking; to pass smoothly along; to pass silently and gradually from one state to another; to glide; to fall; to lapse; to pass along silently and easily, as on ice.
  21. sloping channel through which things can descend
  22. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
  23. plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
  24. ( music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; " the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
  25. ( geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
  26. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
  27. Smooth, even passage or progress.
  28. That on which anything moves by sliding.
  29. 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.
  30. A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
  31. That which operates by sliding.
  32. A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
  33. A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
  34. A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
  38. A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
  39. 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 harmonics.
  40. A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
  41. Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
  42. A slide valve.
  43. A surface of ice for sliding upon; smooth incline; a glass plate containing a picture for projection on a screen or an object for examination through a microscope; fall of a mass of rock or snow down a mountain; that upon which anything moves by sliding; a cover, partition, etc., which moves by sliding.
  44. Slider.
  45. A smooth passage: the fall of a mass of earth or rock: a smooth declivity: a slider: ( music) two notes sliding into each other.
  46. A smooth passage or declivity; fall of a mass of earth or rock.
  47. The act of sliding.
  48. A place for sliding.
  49. A smooth and easy passage; flow; a surface of ice to slide on; a smooth declivity; a grace consisting of two small notes moving by degrees; something which slides.
  50. An even smooth course; a smooth and easy passage; a miner's term for a minor slip or dislocation of the strata; in music, a grace consisting of two small notes moving by degrees.
  51. Slid.
  52. Slidden, slid.