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ˈslɪð ərslith·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slither, slideverb

    to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

    "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"


  1. slitherverb

    To move about smoothly and from side to side.

  2. slitherverb

    To slide

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


  1. Slither

    Slither is a song by American hard rock band Velvet Revolver, featured on their 2004 debut album Contraband. When it was released as the second single from the album in 2004, "Slither" topped both the American Billboard Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts, as well as reaching number 56 on the main Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 35 on the UK Singles Chart. The song won the 2005 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.


  1. slither

    To slither is to move smoothly and quietly, typically in a horizontal manner or on a surface, with a sliding or gliding motion. This term is often used to describe the movement of snakes or other similar creatures. However, it can also refer to the action of someone or something moving stealthily or furtively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slitherverb

    to slide; to glide

  2. Etymology: [Cf. G. schlittern, LG. schliddern. See slide.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slither

    slith′ėr, v.i. to slide.—adj. slippery.—n. a limestone rubble.—adjs. Slith′ering, slow, deceitful; Slith′ery, slippery. [A variant of slidder.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slither in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slither in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of slither in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    The share price of SAIL a Maharana company has come down from Rs.145 to 71 in just one month and daily its price slither only. Whoever is trying to buy this share thinking this will not go further down makes losses only

  2. Robert Lewis Dear:

    They (FBI agents) slither off like snakes and they get the local cops to do their dirty work, so that’s why the shootout was there.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. unsealed
    • C. aculeate
    • D. appellative

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