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Definition of 'slide'

Noun

  1. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
       Synonyms: microscope slide
  2. (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
  3. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
       Synonyms: swoop
  4. plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
  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"
       Synonyms: glide coast
  6. a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
       Synonyms: lantern slide
  7. sloping channel through which things can descend
       Synonyms: chute slideway sloping trough

Verb

  1. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
       Synonyms: skid slip slue slew
  2. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
       Synonyms: slither
  3. move smoothly along a surface; "He slid the money over to the other gambler"


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