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Slide Meaning & Definition
Slide Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slide?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slide: chute | glide | lantern slide | microscope slide | skid | slew | slideway | slip | slither | sloping trough | slue | swoop

Related Terms | Find terms related to Slide:

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Slide In Webster's Dictionary

\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. --Pope. 5. To slip when walking or standing; to fall. Their foot shall slide in due time. --Deut. xxxii. 35. 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. Sidney.
\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.
\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 amusement. 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 harmonics. 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 motion. {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 division. {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.

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