What does slide mean?

Definitions for slide
slaɪdslide

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slide.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slide, microscope slide(noun)

    a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study

  2. slide(noun)

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

  3. swoop, slide(noun)

    (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

    "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"

  4. slide, playground slide, sliding board(noun)

    plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide

  5. slide, glide, coast(noun)

    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"

  6. slide, lantern slide(noun)

    a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector

  7. chute, slide, slideway, sloping trough(verb)

    sloping channel through which things can descend

  8. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide(verb)

    move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

    "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

  9. slither, slide(verb)

    to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

    "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"

  10. slide(verb)

    move smoothly along a surface

    "He slid the money over to the other gambler"

Wiktionary

  1. slide(Noun)

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

    The long, red slide was great fun for the kids.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  2. slide(Noun)

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

    The slide closed the highway.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  3. slide(Noun)

    The act of sliding, moving downwards in general.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  4. slide(Noun)

    A lever that can be moved in two directions.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  5. slide(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  6. slide(Noun)

    A transparent image, to be projected to a screen.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  7. slide(Noun)

    The act of dropping down and skidding into a base

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  8. slide(Noun)

    A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope; a microscope slide.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  9. slide(Noun)

    A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  10. slide(Verb)

    To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  11. slide(Verb)

    To move on a low friction surface.

    The car slid on the ice.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  12. slide(Verb)

    To drop down and skid into a base.

    Jones slid into second.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

  13. slide(Verb)

    To lose one's balance on a slippery surface.

    He slid while going around the corner.

    Etymology: From sliden, from slidan, from slīdanan, from sleidh-. Cognate with slitan, sliden, sliden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slide(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  2. Slide(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  3. Slide(verb)

    to pass inadvertently

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  4. Slide(verb)

    to pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  5. Slide(verb)

    to slip when walking or standing; to fall

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  6. Slide(verb)

    to pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  7. Slide(verb)

    to pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  8. Slide(verb)

    to cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  9. Slide(verb)

    to pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  10. Slide(noun)

    the act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  11. Slide(noun)

    smooth, even passage or progress

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  12. Slide(noun)

    that on which anything moves by sliding

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  13. Slide(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  14. Slide(noun)

    a surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  15. Slide(noun)

    that which operates by sliding

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  16. Slide(noun)

    a cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  17. Slide(noun)

    a moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  18. Slide(noun)

    a clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  19. Slide(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  20. Slide(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  21. Slide(noun)

    a small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  22. Slide(noun)

    a grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  23. Slide(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  24. Slide(noun)

    a sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  25. Slide(noun)

    same as Guide bar, under Guide

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  26. Slide(noun)

    a slide valve

    Etymology: [OE. sliden, AS. sldan; akin to MHG. slten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

Freebase

  1. Slide

    "Slide" is a song recorded by American alternative rock group The Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in September 1998 as the first commercial single release from their sixth studio album, Dizzy Up the Girl. The song reached number one on both the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number eight on the Hot 100 chart in late 1998 and early 1999. The song also debuted at #1 on Canada's Singles chart, and stayed on the chart for 70 more weeks. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 18, 2008.

CrunchBase

  1. Slide

    Slide, founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, makes widgets that help people express themselves. The company took a big risk in 2006 when they gave users the ability to auto-insert slide shows into their MySpace pages and blasting bulletins out to all their friends. They did this by asking users to hand over their MySpace credentials, and doing all the hard work for them. This is a clear violation of MySpace’s terms of service, though, and most people expected Slide to receive a cease and desist letter and/or get access turned off. But that never happened, and Slide’s big bet has paid off. Slide has since evolved to offer a number of widgets. Users create and personalize widgets on Slide.com and can then use them on social networks, blogs and desktops.According to comScore Slide has more than 117 million unique monthly viewers. Slide also claims more than 200,000 new Slide Shows are added to the Slide Network each day.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4355

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slide' in Nouns Frequency: #2329

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slide' in Verbs Frequency: #566

Anagrams for slide »

  1. delis, idles, sidle

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How to say slide in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slide in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of slide in a Sentence

  1. Martin King:

    The yen has continued to slide against the U.S. dollar since the beginning of the month and stateside the market has come to view the Fed is amenable to low-rate support, the yen's recent, temporary strength has not yet been forgotten though, and many will be keeping an eye trained on exporters in the run-up to the Bank of Japan's address on the 23rd.

  2. Joe Torre:

    I'd hate to think that Utley tried to hurt somebody, it certainly was late. That concerns me. The lateness of the slide.

  3. Charles F. Kettering:

    When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that.

  4. Mark Vitner:

    Our read is that the unwinding of the energy boom has produced a larger drag than had been previously reported, the slide in U.S. energy output has. generated a lot of noise in the GDP figures.

  5. Mark Johnson:

    I kind of slide and my foot is stuck in the mud, and the next thing I know, I see the lunge, he starts clamping down pretty tight and he started to pull, and the next thing I do, I instantly, here's my fingers, I poke through the eye.

Images & Illustrations of slide

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  • انزلقArabic
  • tobogan, lliscarCatalan, Valencian
  • sesuv, diák, skluzavka, klouzatCzech
  • Erdrutsch, Dia, Objektträger, rutschen, Rutsche, Klarsichtfolie, gleiten, ausrutschenGerman
  • σλάιντ, τσουλήθραGreek
  • corrimiento, corrimiento de tierra, portaobjeto, resbalar, tobogán, deslizamiento, diapositiva, deslizar, portaobjetos, slideSpanish
  • سریدن, سرسرهPersian
  • syöksyä, liukastua, kuultokuva, preparaatti, slide, liukumäki, maanvyörymä, liuku, liu'uttaa, luistaminen, luistaa, liukua, luisua, dia, diapositiivi, kalvo, syöksy, putki, maanvyöry, liukuminen, luisto, luistattaa, vipu, luistiFinnish
  • glissement, glissement de terrain, glisser, coulisse, glissade, diapo, toboggan, glissoire, glissière, diapositive, lameFrench
  • फिसल पट्टीHindi
  • csúsztat, csúszik, csúszda, elcsúszikHungarian
  • դիապոզիտիվ, ապակեհարթակ, սլայդ, առարկայական ապակիArmenian
  • renna, rennibraut, skyggna, sleðiIcelandic
  • scivolo, valanga, farfalla, saracinesca, scivolare, smottamento, diapositivaItalian
  • 慴動する, 滑る, 地滑り, スライド, スライドガラス, 滑り台, スライディング, 慴動させるJapanese
  • 미끄러지다Korean
  • slīdētLatvian
  • uitglijden, glijbaan, schuif, ventiel, slepen, schuiven, slide, voorwerpglaasje, objectglaasje, schuifaf, lawine, dia, glijdenDutch
  • ras, gli, skli, sleideNorwegian
  • poślizgnąć się, zjeżdżalnia, osuwiskoPolish
  • slide, escorrega, escorregador, escorregar, deslizar, escorrego, diapositivo, lâmina, deslizamentoPortuguese
  • tobogan, alunecare, aluneca, alunecare de teren, diapozitiv, lamăRomanian
  • слайд, предме́тное стекло́, скольже́ние, катить, катиться, скользить, го́рка, о́ползень, кули́са, диапозити́в, поскальзываться, поскользнутьсяRussian
  • tobogan, dias, drseti, udor, drsalni zaklopec, diapozitiv, spodrsniti, zdrsnitiSlovene
  • rutschkana, rutschbana, sladda, slira, glida, halkaSwedish
  • kaydırak, kaymak, saydamTurkish
  • רוקYiddish

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