Definition of Slide

1. Noun. A small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study.

Exact synonyms: Microscope Slide
Terms within: Cover Glass, Cover Slip, Section
Generic synonyms: Plate Glass, Sheet Glass

2. Verb. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner. "The wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
Exact synonyms: Skid, Slew, Slip, Slue
Specialized synonyms: Submarine, Skid, Side-slip
Generic synonyms: Glide
Derivative terms: Skid, Slider, Slip
Also: Slip Up

3. Noun. (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc..
Category relationships: Geology
Generic synonyms: Descent
Specialized synonyms: Avalanche, Landslide, Landslip

4. Verb. To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly. "The girls slide the wooden sticks"; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
Exact synonyms: Slither
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Also: Slide By, Slide Down
Derivative terms: Slider

5. Noun. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale. "The violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
Exact synonyms: Swoop
Generic synonyms: Glissando
Category relationships: Music
Derivative terms: Swoop

6. Verb. Move smoothly along a surface. "The wooden sticks slide "; "He slid the money over to the other gambler"
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

7. Noun. Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide.
Exact synonyms: Playground Slide, Sliding Board
Group relationships: Playground
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy

8. Noun. The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it. "The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
Exact synonyms: Coast, Glide
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Sideslip, Skid, Slip, Snowboarding
Derivative terms: Coast, Glide, Glide

9. Noun. A transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector.
Exact synonyms: Lantern Slide
Generic synonyms: Foil, Transparency
Terms within: Positive

10. Noun. Sloping channel through which things can descend.
Exact synonyms: Chute, Slideway, Sloping Trough
Specialized synonyms: Coal Chute, Runway, Water Chute
Generic synonyms: Gutter, Trough
Terms within: Skid

Definition of Slide

1. v. t. 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. v. t. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.

3. n. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.

Definition of Slide

1. Verb. (ergative) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To move on a low friction surface. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive baseball) To drop down and skid into a base. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To lose one’s balance on a slippery surface. ¹

5. Noun. A toy for children where they climb up and then slide down again. ¹

6. Noun. The event of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones moving down the slope of a hill or from a mountain. ¹

7. Noun. The act of sliding, moving downwards in general. ¹

8. Noun. A lever that can be moved in two directions. ¹

9. Noun. A valve that works by sliding such as in a trombone. ¹

10. Noun. A transparent image, to be projected to a screen. ¹

11. Noun. (baseball) The act of dropping down and skidding into a base ¹

12. Noun. (science) A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope; a microscope slide. ¹

13. Noun. (music guitar) A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar. ¹

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Definition of Slide

1. to move smoothly along a surface [v SLID, SLIDDEN, SLIDING, SLIDES] : SLIDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Slide

1. 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: An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, especially. One constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down. A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement. 4. That which operates by sliding. Specifically: A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it. A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides. 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. A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure. 8. A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below. 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. A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound. 10. Same as Guide bar, under Guide. A slide valve. Slide box, 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. Any valve which opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port. 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. In the illustration, a is the cylinder of a steam engine, in which plays the piston p; b the steam chest, receiving its supply from the pipe i, and containing the slide valve s, which is shown as admitting steam to one end of the cylinder through the port e, and opening communication between the exhaust passage f and the port c, for the release of steam from the opposite end of the cylinder. Origin: AS. Slide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slide

slide action
slide by
slide down
slide fastener
slide guitar
slide guitars
slide micrometer
slide off
slide projector
slide rule
slide rules
slide show

Literary usage of Slide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Occasionally, as in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, the slide is indicated by a line crossing the stem of the note diagonally ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"And when, as the patent points out, the other slide is not used, ... The withdrawing and pushing slide B1 in this case becomes the driving slide. ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Stadia slide Rules. — The most rapid means of reducing stadia readings is by the use of a slide rule which has, in addition to the ordinary scale of numbers ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Stadia slide Rules. — The most rapid means of reducin¡ stadia readings is by the use of a slide rule which has, ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"BY MARY WOOD DALEY In 1884, Eugene P. Bicknell wrote of the birds of slide Mountain and near vicinity in the Catskills (Transactions Linnaean Society New ..."

6. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"The present slide- role has been constructed for the purpose of giving ... The principle on which the slide-rule is constructed is that of hiving a scale ..."

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