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Verb: slide (slid,slidden)  slId
  1. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    "the wheels slid against the pavement";
    - skid, slip, slue, slew
     
  2. To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    "They slid through the wicket in the big gate";
    - slither
     
  3. Move smoothly along a surface
    "He slid the money over to the other gambler"
Noun: slide  slId
  1. Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
    - playground slide, sliding board
     
  2. 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";
    - glide, coast
     
  3. A small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    - microscope slide
     
  4. (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth, rocks or snow etc.
     
  5. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides";
    - swoop
     
  6. A transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
    - lantern slide
     
  7. Sloping channel through which things can descend
    - chute, slideway, sloping trough
     
  8. [Brit] A decorative hinged clip that girls and women put in their hair to hold it in place
    - hair slide [Brit]
     
  9. A sudden decline in strength, number or importance
    - fall, downfall
     
  10. A shoe or sandal with no back (so that it can be slipped on)

Derived forms: sliding, slid, slidden, slides

See also: slide by, slide down

Type of: clip, descent, displace, eavestrough [Cdn], foil, glide, glissando, go, gutter, locomote, motion, move, movement, plate glass, plaything, sheet glass, shoe, toy, transparency, travel, trough, weakening

Part of: playground

Encyclopedia: Slide, Kelly, Slide