Definitions for slitherˈslɪð ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slith•erˈslɪð ər(v.i.)

  1. to move or walk with a sliding motion, as a snake.

  2. to slide down or along a surface, esp. unsteadily, from side to side.

  3. (v.t.)to cause to slither or slide.

  4. (n.)a slithering movement; slide.

Origin of slither:

1150–1200; ME, var. of sliddren, OE slid(e)rian, freq. of slīdan to slide ; see -er6


Princeton's WordNet

  1. slither, slide(verb)

    to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

    "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slither(verb)ˈslɪð ər

    to move like a snake

    The snake slithered down the wall.


  1. slither(Verb)

    To move about smoothly and from side to side.

  2. slither(Verb)

    To slide

  3. Origin: From slitheren, alteration of sliddren, from slidrian, from slidrianan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slidderen. More at slide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slither(verb)

    to slide; to glide


  1. Slither

    Slither is a 2006 science fiction-horror-comedy film written and directed by James Gunn, and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker. The film was produced by Paul Brooks and Eric Newman. Slither is James Gunn's directorial debut.

Anagrams of slither

  1. Hitlers

Translations for slither

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to slide or slip while trying to walk (eg on mud)

The dog was slithering about on the mud.

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