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Meaning & Definition of Slide in English

English

Slide

/slaɪd/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • slide
  • ,
  • microscope slide

2. (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

    synonym:
  • slide

3. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

  • "The violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
    synonym:
  • swoop
  • ,
  • slide

4. Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide

    synonym:
  • slide
  • ,
  • playground slide
  • ,
  • sliding board

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • slide
  • ,
  • glide
  • ,
  • coast

6. A transparency mounted in a frame

  • Viewed with a slide projector
    synonym:
  • slide
  • ,
  • lantern slide

7. Sloping channel through which things can descend

    synonym:
  • chute
  • ,
  • slide
  • ,
  • slideway
  • ,
  • sloping trough

verb

1. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

  • "The wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
    synonym:
  • skid
  • ,
  • slip
  • ,
  • slue
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • slide

2. To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

  • "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
    synonym:
  • slither
  • ,
  • slide

3. Move smoothly along a surface

  • "He slid the money over to the other gambler"
    synonym:
  • slide