Definitions of slide

  1. sloping channel through which things can descend
  2. the act of sliding or gliding
  3. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
  4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; " the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  5. move smoothly along a surface; " He slid the money over to the other gambler"
  6. plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
  7. ( music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; " the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
  8. ( geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
  9. 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"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To pass inadvertently.
  13. To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
  14. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
  15. To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
  16. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
  17. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
  18. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
  19. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
  20. Smooth, even passage or progress.
  21. That on which anything moves by sliding.
  22. 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.
  23. A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
  24. That which operates by sliding.
  25. A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
  26. A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
  27. A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
  31. A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
  32. 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.
  33. A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
  34. Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
  35. A slide valve.
  36. To pass smoothly over a surface; glide; to go away quietly or secretly: with away; slip.
  37. To push along; cause to slip into place; to put quietly and unobserved.
  38. 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.
  39. Slider.
  40. Slid.
  41. Slidden, slid.
  42. To slip or glide: to pass along smoothly: to fall.
  43. To thrust along: to slip:- pa. t. slid; pa. p. slid or slidden.
  44. A smooth passage: the fall of a mass of earth or rock: a smooth declivity: a slider: ( music) two notes sliding into each other.
  45. A smooth passage or declivity; fall of a mass of earth or rock.
  46. To move along the surface; slip; fall.
  47. To pass over a surface with a smooth movement; move easily and smoothly.
  48. The act of sliding.
  49. A place for sliding.
  50. 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.
  51. To slip; to thrust along.
  52. To pass along smoothly; to pass inadvertently; to pass unobserved; to pass silently and gradually; to glide; to slip; to fall.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.

Usage examples for slide

  1. You come and slide with me right to once. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  2. Ride on, and I'll jine ye on the slide. – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  3. After the first slide, I couldn't keep him off the hill. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  4. I lost the trail, and climbed up the slide. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  5. Thinkest thou, Sintram, that it holds enough to slide down to the foot of the precipice?" – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. It hasn't fat enough to slide in, much less to swim. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. Our side has the best slide. – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  8. Straight out from the place of gray smoke four men and four horses were making their way across the slide. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White
  9. The girl said no more, and, as often before, the tears began to slide down her cheeks. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  10. But we'll let that slide. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  11. Look, it is what our German girls slide in their back- hair, this silver arrow! – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  12. In a moment the neatly folded newspapers would slide out at the rate of eight hundred a minute. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  13. A little farther down the stream- side there were broken bushes and a small earth- slide to show where somebody had scrambled up to the forest level. – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  14. Will you take a slide, Mr. Littlepage? – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  15. That's an easy way for a man to slide out from under his obligations; it would apply anywhere in life as well as in the sheep business. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  16. " Sounds like a big snow- slide," said Festing, raising himself in his bunk. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  17. With quick presence of mind, Ootah grasped the rear upstander of the sled, which had begun to slide to and fro, and planted his harpoon in the ice. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  18. All that would slide off you hadn't you read that book! – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  19. You know a man of the name of- Slide, Mr. Kennedy? – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope