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slide
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a door slides open/shut (=moves smoothly to the side or back again)
▪ The lift doors slid open and we got in.
hair slide
sink/slip/slide into oblivion (=fade into oblivion)
▪ It was once a popular game, but it has since sunk into oblivion.
▪ The old machines eventually slid into oblivion.
slide projector
slide rule
slide/fall/descend into anarchy
▪ The nation is in danger of falling into anarchy.
slide/slip into recession (=start to experience a recession)
▪ Most analysts don’t believe the economy will slide into recession.
slide/slip/sink into obscurity (=fade into obscurity)
▪ Many scientific theories are never proved and slip into obscurity.
sliding door
sliding scale
▪ Fees are calculated on a sliding scale.
water slide
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
along
▪ It stepped through the door and the tentacles started to slide along the walls towards her.
▪ We could see the shadows of the clouds sliding along beneath them far into the distance.
▪ Her hand slid along a wall to a light switch.
▪ A huge snake was unravelling from a tree, sliding along the forest floor.
▪ That causes their gaze to slide along with the movement of their heads, leaving them confused and nauseated.
▪ A huge explosion drowned the enemy fire and Killion caught a glimpse of a burning bomber slowly sliding along on its nose.
▪ Normally they are supposed to bend to allow the car to slide along them.
around
▪ There is a lot more to being a national team member, however, than just sliding around on skis.
▪ His movements were becoming liquid and his eyes were beginning to slide around in their sockets like marbles in oil.
▪ A non-slip mat will help prevent her sliding around.
▪ Whenever we tried to head north, our camels began to slide around in mud.
▪ At first, Carrington had listened with unease as Morton had blandly slid around his assassination claims.
▪ They let them slide around on the polished floor and listen to music on the ward radio.
away
▪ Far, far away Beyond the heather, sliding away all night.
▪ As the bag inflates, the book will be pushed off and slide away. 4.
▪ He looked across the table at Jean-Paul, and Jean-Paul's eyes slid away.
▪ Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.
▪ They slid away furtively, the pink lids blinking.
▪ Lux studied his notepad, the smile sliding away.
▪ Reality began to slide away outside, and a sphincter of darkness drew tight around the windows.
▪ Sylvie's coffin slid away, swallowed up by flames they couldn't see.
back
▪ Just the same, Wyss found himself sliding, and sensed the others sliding back too, and nothing could stop them.
▪ He slid back on the mat to where she sat, and he handed her the jay.
▪ Then, like in a cell door, a six-inch square panel slides back, and part of a face looks out.
▪ Turning off the light, she slid back under the covers and closed her eyes to sleep fitfully until noon.
▪ He took one last look into the abyss and slid back.
▪ She slid back a curtain of heavy red velvet that screened a door beside the piano, and led him through.
▪ Unfortunately, as the tranquillizer wears off so the plunger gradually slides back up and the former level of stress returns.
▪ When we get to our room, she slides back the fusuma, the paper doors.
by
▪ Their known, nearly identical faces, slid by in a wave of tawdry dinner jackets, sequinned old lace.
▪ Next to the levee where no steamboat will probably ever dock again, the Missouri still slides by.
▪ As she turned uphill, a dark-red Daimler slid by, and blew its horn at her.
▪ The weedy water slid by between him and the shoals and ledges.
▪ The train slid by, crammed with strange faces.
▪ The weeks in the lab slid by without difficulty.
▪ The lights of Rialto slid by on the right.
▪ The Platte Valley slid by for a whole day before they even got to Omaha.
down
▪ Then he shot his legs up into the sky and slid down without a splash.
▪ He slid down on his spine so he could rest his head on the back of the seat.
▪ He slid down to the low jagged gappy wall.
▪ It seemed like it took 12 minutes for it to slide down his body and hit the ground.
▪ She bit her lip as two large tears slid down her cheeks.
▪ A tear found its way from under her eyelid, sliding down her cheek.
▪ And slid down, unable to brake himself, breaking one bone then another.
in
▪ Chief Justice Fortescue slid in like a spider, scuttling across to sit next to the Duke.
▪ Obediently she slid in beside him.
▪ Mr Hallam said he slid in for the tackle and they ended up with their legs tangled.
▪ McMurphy was there, studying the deck of cards that slid in and out of sight in his hands.
▪ Both models slide in and out so that you can clean behind.
▪ After a few minutes he got up, stripped and slid in between the sheets.
▪ He can't have known how Friend slid in to change my adaptation!
off
▪ The first would have slid off into the darkness.
▪ Well, you never saw jokes hit a ballroom floor and slide off like those did.
▪ With a peaked cap sliding off his head...
▪ There the whales deliberately tilt the floes so that seals slide off into the water and into the jaws of their attackers.
▪ Simon had wedged the handle under his thigh to stop the knife from sliding off into space.
▪ I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.
▪ Many unattached skis went sliding off down the hill at incredible speed.
▪ A granite sheet 200 feet high and up to 50 feet thick suddenly slid off Glacier Point.
on
▪ It is then raised to the correct height and slid on to the hub.
▪ Fred slid on to the seat beside him.
▪ Dot watched half a dumpling sliding on to her plate.
▪ It doesn't have to be slid on at the end of the needlebed.
▪ Should you wish to pull it out for cleaning, it slides on thoughtfully designed skid feet.
open
▪ Lucy walked up the fight of steps; the plate glass doors slid open electronically as she crossed the beam.
▪ Quick as a flash, Lavender got her pencil-box from her satchel and slid open the lid just a tiny bit.
▪ As the doors slid open he glanced at the middle-aged couple who got out but then stared straight ahead again.
out
▪ Opening one of the refrigerator doors, she slid out a body.
▪ The information flashed on the display screen; simultaneously, a sheet of paper slid out of the slot immediately beneath it.
▪ Then he straightened up, and, carrying something, slid out through the window on to the lawn.
▪ The moon slid out from behind a cloud and again lit up the open land.
▪ He slid out and slammed the door, and Vora accelerated away.
▪ As he was studying it, something slid out from the pages and fluttered to the floor.
▪ Frequently he slid out from behind the pulpit and sauntered along the aisle as he spoke.
over
▪ The water was just right, slid over his skin as he gave out a long low satisfied moan into the steam.
▪ When your work slides over into Stage 4 toxicity, you forget the little things that can make big differences.
▪ He pulls off all his clothes and slides over towards me.
▪ She slid over on top of him, warm.
▪ His thumb slid over the swelling mound outlined beneath the silk, trailed over the ripening bud at its centre.
▪ The layers readily slide over one another.
▪ Twenty four spokes slide over a fixed cam, so that as they move they change length and unbalance the wheel.
▪ Perhaps ... She slid over to the control panel.
slowly
▪ Unaware that she was holding her breath, Isabel slowly slid her arms around his waist.
▪ As the train slid slowly into Asansol station, Brother Mariadas, suddenly wide awake, shook me out of my reverie.
▪ The ice beneath him gave; he braced himself, and slid slowly into the muddy lake up to his neck.
▪ Yet statistics that show voter turnout slowly sliding down, down.
▪ His breath came fast and shallow, and he slid slowly down the bed again.
▪ The hours slid slowly down the great entropy slope of the universe.
▪ Semi-conscious, he slid slowly down, his feet and legs sinking into the freezing slush at the bottom.
▪ A huge explosion drowned the enemy fire and Killion caught a glimpse of a burning bomber slowly sliding along on its nose.
up
▪ Then pinch a small shot on the line at the other end to stop the slug from sliding up the line.
▪ Hornaday winds up sliding into the outside wall.
▪ Her hand was loosening his tie, his was sliding up the tingling curve of her thigh.
▪ If you build your jig slightly larger than your posts it will slide up and down more easily.
▪ An icy chill slid up his spine, causing the hair at his nape to rise.
▪ First one hand, then the other, slid up the inside of my thighs.
▪ His hand slid up her thigh and found fine silk and lace in his way.
▪ Jackie's delicate fingers felt around the frame, applied a light pressure, and the window slid up about eighteen inches.
■ NOUN
arm
▪ Unaware that she was holding her breath, Isabel slowly slid her arms around his waist.
▪ I slid an arm under his shoulder and hugged him with the other.
▪ But he saw her hand fly up and hold her mouth, he saw Creed slide an arm round her shoulder.
▪ With infinite care, Induk slides her arms around my back, cradling me into her heat.
▪ She slid her arms into her silk robe and tied it loosely at the waist.
▪ Too full to speak, Paige slid her arm about his waist and let the hovering waves of sleep drift over her.
▪ She stumbled on the rough surface and Roman slid his arm round her waist, holding her against him.
▪ His kiss was tender and Ruth slid her arms around his neck and returned the warmth.
bed
▪ She switched off the hall light and closed the door, then she slid gently into bed.
▪ I slid down in my bed, my hair fanning out over the headboard like a thick black fringe.
▪ Then she slid from the bed and went to the new bathroom opposite their bedroom.
▪ He was ready to slide off the bed again and try to stop me.
▪ She slipped into her nightie and slid into bed beside Tom, who was asleep and breathing through his mouth.
▪ I slid out of bed and began to dress silently in front of the window.
▪ It was nerve-racking, having him watch her as she slid her feet out of bed, and pushed them into soft mules.
▪ Ezra slid off the high bed and into his britches.
car
▪ The nine-year-old tearaway was arrested when a driver caught him trying to get into his car by sliding through the sunroof.
▪ He was suddenly shaken from his thoughts by a car which slid silently to a halt beside him.
▪ Then she heard the sound of a car starting and tyres sliding on a dirt road.
▪ The car slid quietly between the cradled yachts to stop just short of Wavebreaker's pier.
▪ I was into Regazzoni's car which was sliding backwards and my rear wheels climbed over his.
▪ Normally they are supposed to bend to allow the car to slide along them.
▪ There's all these hundreds of cars sliding past with their lights all red and white.
chair
▪ Actual shearing injury to the sacral tissues and the heels may even be caused by patients sliding forward on vinyl-covered chairs.
▪ He moved quickly almost charging in the door, and slid into a chair opposite me.
▪ But seconds after Christopher slid from his chair, Brady clicked a stopwatch.
▪ Janir slid off his chair and ran out of the room.
▪ Norm groaned and slid down in his chair.
door
▪ She pushed against the garage door and it slid upwards.
▪ He moved quickly almost charging in the door, and slid into a chair opposite me.
▪ Opening one of the refrigerator doors, she slid out a body.
▪ She opened the oven door and slid the pan of biscuits in.
▪ Passing discreetly through the solid wood of the garage door he slid right into the skulking Omally.
▪ I lock the front door and start to slide the key automatically into my purse.
▪ The door to the corridor slid open.
▪ I went up to the mystery door and slid my strip of steel between it and the jamb.
finger
▪ Too much space now for the coin to be useful, his finger could slide under the lip.
▪ His numbed fingers slid down the side and the drum bobbed away.
▪ Baron was pretty impressive: The sound of a wet finger sliding across a drum head resembles nothing else.
▪ I quenched the candle flame with my fingers and slid into the bed chamber.
floor
▪ He managed to murmur Mayli's name, then closed his eyes and slid down to the floor.
▪ Sethe slid to the floor and struggled to get back into her dress.
▪ A huge snake was unravelling from a tree, sliding along the forest floor.
▪ They slid along the floor silent as fog and hoisted themselves to the foot of the bed to sit grinning.
▪ It scraped to one side as they slid to the carpeted floor.
▪ Converse nodded thoughtfully and slid back on to the floor to sleep.
▪ As I slid to the floor I was kicked hard in the face with a slippered foot.
▪ Miguel slid down to the floor in a squat.
foot
▪ It was nerve-racking, having him watch her as she slid her feet out of bed, and pushed them into soft mules.
▪ She pulled on her towelling bathrobe and slid her feet into a pair of sandals.
▪ She twisted away, pushing with her elbows, sliding off toward the foot of the bed.
▪ Very slowly I took my weight on the good hand and slid my feet over the rim of the tub.
▪ Then slide the left foot into place next to your right foot.
▪ Continue moving by once again stepping out with your right foot, then sliding the left foot into place next to it.
glass
▪ Then slide the glass slowly across to cover the compartment.
▪ Untraveledroadie: You and only you see the sliding glass door in me.
▪ I slid the glass door back and took out a cup.
▪ To our left, the sliding glass door absorbed our profiles.
▪ It is important always to slide the glass, never lift it off the block.
▪ According to Mendoza, one of the four agents at the sliding glass door demanded that she let them in.
▪ Felicia slides her glass forward and he refills it with grape juice.
ground
▪ A swing can only occur if the tail is sliding sideways over the ground.
▪ The fingers gripping her windpipe slackened and Irina slumped backwards against the desk and slid to the ground.
▪ A gust of wind caught it and it slid towards the ground, but only for a moment or so.
▪ She felt dizzy and slid awkwardly to the ground, leaning her head on her hand.
▪ Brian thought his neck was going to break, and his knees buckled and he slid down to the ground.
hand
▪ When he reached for her hand, it slid away from his.
▪ His hand slid under my chemise.
▪ For a moment, Vitor gazed at the ring in his hand, then he slid it into his hip pocket.
▪ His hand slid the vest-top from one shoulder and his hand immediately smoothed over her golden flesh.
▪ There was blood on the girder where Gazzer's hands were sliding helplessly down ....
▪ His hand slid up her thigh and found fine silk and lace in his way.
▪ He lifted one hand and slid it around the slim column of her neck.
seat
▪ I quickly slid into a seat at the back, and sat back to observe proceedings.
▪ He slid off the seat and took my hand.
▪ Fred slid on to the seat beside him.
▪ A few seconds later, Erma Bombeck gave up her first class seat and slid into the coach seat next to me.
▪ He slid down into the seat again.
▪ I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.
▪ Moments later Dan Brady slid into the seat opposite.
▪ As I slid into my seat next to Polly, it seemed to me that Iris looked at me strangely.
sheet
▪ He slid from the sheets, pulled on shorts and a vest, then groped beneath the bed.
▪ I slid from between the sheets and walked barefoot across the cold tile between the beds.
▪ I undressed completely and slid between sheets of finest satin, smooth as diving into a dream.
▪ After a few minutes he got up, stripped and slid in between the sheets.
▪ Without even bothering to put on her pyjamas, she slid in between her sheets.
▪ She slid between the sheets and put her arms around me.
▪ With the forefinger of her left hand, she slid out a single sheet of paper from the pile at her side.
wall
▪ It slid down the wall, leaving behind it a trail of dark brown juice, like bile.
▪ Hornaday winds up sliding into the outside wall.
▪ It stepped through the door and the tentacles started to slide along the walls towards her.
▪ Her hand slid along a wall to a light switch.
▪ He slid down the wall and sat with a bump.
▪ Slowly she slid down the wall, her back cold against the plaster until she sat upon her haunches.
water
▪ She had desperately scrambled at the shiny sides of the toilet-bowl as she slid into the water but to no avail.
▪ There the whales deliberately tilt the floes so that seals slide off into the water and into the jaws of their attackers.
▪ She slid deeper into the water with a sigh.
▪ The entire car, with him inside it, has slid underneath the water.
▪ The machine turned upside down as I slid into the water.
▪ A breeze, a small thing, had slid in from open water.
▪ Trying not to look cross, I slid into the water.
■ VERB
begin
▪ As soon as they were taken from shelter, they began to slide on locked wheels over the yard, and then to tilt.
▪ It began to slide toward the gradually opening door.
▪ In the 1960s, says Menotti, Rome Opera began to slide down hill.
▪ As I reached for it, I began to slide.
▪ Reality began to slide away outside, and a sphincter of darkness drew tight around the windows.
▪ Whenever we tried to head north, our camels began to slide around in mud.
▪ It came as the drug took control and she began to slide away.
▪ Scenes begin with a camera sliding across or moving slowly into a Los Angeles exterior.
let
▪ The Allies, however, had no intention of letting the armistice arrangements slide by default into a full-blown peace.
▪ On the other hand, what kind of feminist would I be if I let it slide?
▪ Half way along he unlocked a garage and let the door slide up to reveal a newish Range Rover.
▪ You have to be tough about letting things slide.
▪ You can now unscrew the nut and let it slide down the pipe as you don't need it now.
▪ Dalgliesh let his eyes slide down the page.
▪ I let my back slide down the pillar until I was virtually squatting on the floor.
▪ It's no good just letting things slide.
start
▪ Then she heard the sound of a car starting and tyres sliding on a dirt road.
▪ I exclaimed in relief, as the windows of the adjacent train started to slide past ours.
▪ Nails watched it with horrified fascination, and saw it start to slide towards him.
▪ I lock the front door and start to slide the key automatically into my purse.
▪ I could feel myself starting to slide off into sleep.
▪ I said, feeling myself about to start sliding back.
▪ But don't sell just because the price starts to slide.
▪ The rupiah is starting to slide again, and the stock market is heading in the same direction.
stop
▪ Then pinch a small shot on the line at the other end to stop the slug from sliding up the line.
▪ Starch, unable to stop, slid 20 feet to the edge of an escarpment.
▪ Simon had wedged the handle under his thigh to stop the knife from sliding off into space.
▪ Lais stopped and slid her arms around him, resting her head against his chest.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ ""Your money,'' said White, as he slid a roll of banknotes across the table.
Slide your card into the machine and then tap in your number.
▪ Fold the omelette over, slide it onto a plate, and serve immediately.
▪ Harry slid across the bench so he was sitting next to me.
▪ Prices will continue to slide unless production is reduced.
▪ Several glasses slid off the tray and crashed to the floor.
▪ Students' test scores started to slide in the mid-1980s.
▪ The children were having a great time, sliding around on the polished floor.
▪ The coffin was slid into the waiting hearse.
▪ The dollar fell in late trading in New York yesterday and slid further this morning.
▪ We slipped and slid, losing our balance on the ice
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He slid back on the mat to where she sat, and he handed her the jay.
▪ He helps slide the jacket down my arms.
▪ His movements were becoming liquid and his eyes were beginning to slide around in their sockets like marbles in oil.
▪ Is Swindon sliding towards Skid Row?
▪ The door to the corridor slid open.
▪ They slid about across her eyeballs.
▪ When he reached for her hand, it slid away from his.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
downward
▪ Male speaker My wife lost her job; she was the main earner and basically from then on it was downward slide.
▪ It lasted until summer 1947, but big bands were on a downward slide and Armstrong found leading a headache.
▪ The downward slide is in danger of becoming a drop over the precipice.
▪ Now it believes it has halted the downward slide following a restructuring and product strategy review over the past year.
▪ Comments like these are picked up quickly by the Bad ` Un and used to exacerbate our downward slide into negativism.
■ NOUN
glass
▪ Impression smears of the filters on glass slides were air dried, acetone fixed and Gram stained.
▪ Further damage to preparations caused by local heating includes blistering of thin section bonding resins and even cracking of the glass slide.
▪ Otherwise, the sandwich is placed on the saw and the first glass slide cut off.
microscope
▪ Find an amoeba in a drop of pondwater on a microscope slide.
▪ Both the microscope slide and the culture were positive for the gonococcus.
mud
▪ The largest of them, Rocinha, somehow houses 60,000 people in tiny shacks that are regularly engulfed in mud slides.
▪ Have you ever seen mud slide?
presentation
▪ Marketing director Robin Ritchie made a fast-moving slide presentation - based on earlier presentations to the chairman and directors.
▪ Video or slide presentations undoubtedly have their place, but they have by no means supplanted the need for high quality publications.
▪ The first day included a series of slide presentations and guided tours of the departments.
▪ He can advise us on the best brochure layouts, promotional photography, video or slide presentation - the whole package.
projector
▪ The board is a complex series of slide projectors and lights.
▪ Lecture Theatre A/V equipment including slide projectors, cine projectors and P/A system.
▪ They learned to organize promotional efforts, to make check-off lists, and to utilize telephones, slide projectors, and tapes.
▪ The mind boggles at the complexity of a system using twelve slide projectors producing 4,000 pictures during the 2¼ hour performance.
▪ Slides projected by a slide projector.
rule
▪ Greatly skilled at plotting the heavens and working things out on the old slide rule.
▪ Mechanical calculators, punch-card machines and slide rules illustrate the earliest forms of computers.
▪ The slide rule, the calculating machine, and the computer are the enemies of the arithmetic mind.
▪ There were several colors of pencils, even a slide rule, at which she was frowning.
▪ They are not activities which can be accomplished with a slide rule or computer or calculator.
▪ All of them will make either a slide rule or an abacus as a way of presenting how number sets work.
show
▪ There is the opportunity to have a look at a slide show and purchase promotional gifts.
▪ By the time we met again, I had put together a low-budget slide show.
▪ The meeting was complete with a slide show prepared by the National League of Cities that explained the block grant program.
▪ There's also a slide show and talk presented by ex P.O.W.'s once incarcerated in Colditz, followed by dinner.
▪ He was constantly weighing how to advance the sister-parish relationship Was a slide show about Madre too little?
▪ The Alpenblick offers a weekly slide show and regular guided walks with the owner.
▪ The slide show and talk is free and begins at 7 p.m.
water
▪ Whatever the foundation chooses to build must compete with gigantic water slides and upside-down roller coasters a few miles away.
▪ At the beginning of this not-so-long water slide, summer seems truly endless.
▪ Most visitors spend the day in their bathing suits to hop on a water slide or tube.
■ VERB
halt
▪ City have gone four games without a goal and Reid wants to halt the slide.
▪ The structure that I have suggested is sufficiently robust to halt that slide and ensure that acute care remains free throughout.
▪ Crosby is determined to buy this week to halt the Roker slide down the First Division table.
▪ Now it believes it has halted the downward slide following a restructuring and product strategy review over the past year.
place
▪ The paraffin block was cut into 3 µm thick sections which were placed on slides.
▪ A more ruthless woman would have let the whole place slide into chaos until he learned to do things for himself.
▪ The latter process is made easier by placing the slide in a refrigerator for a few minutes.
▪ The particle was placed on a polymer-coated slide.
play
▪ I'd been playing slide for years and I found myself in a blues band.
▪ I had this one-string bass I was playing with a slide.
▪ Parents kept glancing at her; so did Anna, as she played morosely on the slide and the largest swing.
▪ That planted the idea that you could play guitar with a slide.
▪ He made some of them with solid necks for playing slack-key instead of slide - there were a number of different models.
▪ Then I have one of the Robert Johnson Gibsons, which is great to play with slide because you get that tone!
stop
▪ Flopping Central banks from round the world were drafted in yesterday to stop the pound's slide.
▪ Digestion was stopped by incubating the slides with 0.2% glycine in water for 30 seconds.
▪ It gave United a point and stopped the slide.
use
▪ If you're going to use slides, see that the room can be darkened easily - and check your sightlines.
▪ Show them the board and the metal tray and explain that they will be used as slides. 4.
▪ Then Mr Cooksley uses the slides as a reference while he paints.
▪ George often uses slides showing complex shapes.
▪ The mind boggles at the complexity of a system using twelve slide projectors producing 4,000 pictures during the 2¼ hour performance.
▪ Other studies have used a series of slides making up the story instead of a film.
▪ This may be also true of studies which have used a series of slides as the arousing stimuli rather than a single one.
watch
▪ While watching the slides subjects wrote down the most distinctive feature of each slide.
▪ He watched her slide money under a plate of glass.
▪ He stood there under his umbrella, watching the rain slide off it in small, fine drops.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a slide show
▪ Don't go down the slide head first.
▪ School administrators were unable to explain the slide in student performance.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A monitoring system that closes the road by activating a red signal light when a slide occurs is also in place.
▪ More than 200 people were in the area at the time of the slide, officials said.
▪ There are also some 10,000 air photographs and slides.
▪ Visitors entering the park from the Highway 140-Mariposa entrance station can see evidence of past slides.
▪ Work on display includes life-sized Elizabethan figures, a mural and an exhibit featuring the projection of slides on to specially made screens.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Slide

Slide \Slide\, v. t. [imp. Slid; p. p. Slidden, Slid; p. pr. & vb. n. Slidding.] [OE. sliden, AS. sl[=i]dan; akin to MHG. sl[=i]ten, also to AS. slidor slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus slippery. Cf. Sled.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    They bathe in summer, and in winter slide.
    --Waller.

  3. To pass inadvertently.

    Beware thou slide not by it.
    --Ecclus. xxviii. 26.

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

    Ages shall slide away without perceiving.
    --Dryden.

    Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
    --Pope.

  5. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.

    Their foot shall slide in due time.
    --Deut. xxxii. 35.

  6. (Mus.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.

  7. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence. [Obs. or Colloq.]

    With good hope let he sorrow slide.
    --Chaucer.

    With a calm carelessness letting everything slide.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

Slide

Slide \Slide\, v. t.

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

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

Slide

Slide \Slide\, n. [AS. sl[=i]de.]

  1. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.

  2. Smooth, even passage or progress.

    A better slide into their business.
    --Bacon.

  3. That on which anything moves by sliding. Specifically:

    1. 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.

    2. A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.

  4. That which operates by sliding. Specifically:

    1. A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.

    2. (Mach.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.

    3. A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. (Geol.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
    --Dana.

  8. (Mus.)

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

    2. 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.

  9. (Phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.

  10. (Steam Engine)

    1. Same as Guide bar, under Guide.

    2. A slide valve. Slide box (Steam Engine), a steam chest. See under Steam. Slide lathe, an engine lathe. See under Lathe. Slide rail, a transfer table. See under Transfer. Slide rest (Turning lathes), a contrivance for holding, moving, and guiding, the cutting tool, made to slide on ways or guides by screws or otherwise, and having compound motion. Slide rule, a mathematical instrument consisting of two parts, one of which slides upon the other, for the mechanical performance of addition and subtraction, and, by means of logarithmic scales, of multiplication and division. Slide valve.

      1. Any valve which opens and closes a passageway by sliding over a port.

      2. A particular kind of sliding valve, often used in steam engines for admitting steam to the piston and releasing it, alternately, having a cuplike cavity in its face, through which the exhaust steam passes. It is situated in the steam chest, and moved by the valve gear. It is sometimes called a D valve, -- a name which is also applied to a semicylindrical pipe used as a sliding valve. [1913 Webster] In the illustration, a is the cylinder of a steam engine, in which plays the piston p; b the steam chest, receiving its supply from the pipe i, and containing the slide valve s, which is shown as admitting steam to one end of the cylinder through the port e, and opening communication between the exhaust passage f and the port c, for the release of steam from the opposite end of the cylinder.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
slide

1560s, from slide (v.). As a smooth inclined surface down which something can be slid, from 1680s; the playground slide is from 1890. Meaning "collapse of a hillside, landslide" is from 1660s. As a working part of a musical instrument from 1800 (as in slide-trombone, 1891). Meaning "rapid downturn" is from 1884. Meaning "picture prepared for use with a projector" is from 1819 (in reference to magic lanterns). Baseball sense is from 1886. Slide-guitar is from 1968.

slide

Old English slidan (intransitive, past tense slad, past participle sliden) "to glide, slip, fall, fall down;" figuratively "fail, lapse morally, err; be transitory or unstable," from Proto-Germanic *slidan "to slip, slide" (cognates: Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sleigh, sled"), from PIE root *sleidh- "to slide, slip" (cognates: Lithuanian slystu "to glide, slide," Old Church Slavonic sledu "track," Greek olisthos "slipperiness," olisthanein "to slip," Middle Irish sloet "slide").\n

\nMeaning "slip, lose one's footing" is from early 13c. Transitive sense from 1530s. Phrase let (something) slide "let it take its own course" is in Chaucer (late 14c.). Sliding scale in reference to payments, etc., is from 1842.

Wiktionary
slide

n. 1 An item of play equipment that children can climb up and then slide down again. 2 A surface of ice, snow, butter, etc. on which someone can slide for amusement or as a practical joke. 3 The falling of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones down the slope of a hill or mountain; avalanche. 4 An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, especially one constructed on a mountainside for conveying logs by sliding them down. 5 A mechanism consisting of a part which slides on or against a guide. 6 The act of sliding; smooth, even passage or progress. 7 A lever that can be moved in two directions. 8 A valve that works by sliding, such as in a trombone. 9 A transparent plate bearing an image to be projected to a screen. 10 (context baseball English) The act of dropping down and skidding into a base 11 (context sciences English) A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope. 12 (context music guitar English) A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar. 13 (context traditional Irish music and dance English) A lively dance from County Kerry, in 12/8 time. 14 (context geology English) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure. 15 (context music English) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below. 16 (context phonetics English) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound. 17 A clasp or brooch for a belt, etc. vb. 1 (context ergative English) To (cause to) move in continuous contact with a surface 2 (context intransitive English) To move on a low-friction surface. 3 (context intransitive baseball English) To drop down and skid into a base. 4 (context intransitive English) To lose one’s balance on a slippery surface. 5 (context transitive English) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip. 6 (context intransitive obsolete English) To pass inadvertently. 7 (context intransitive English) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance. 8 (context music English) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cessation of sound. 9 To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.

WordNet
slide
  1. v. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: skid, slip, slue, slew]

  2. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly; "They slid through the wicket in the big gate" [syn: slither]

  3. move smoothly along a surface; "He slid the money over to the other gambler"

  4. [also: slidden, slid]

slide
  1. n. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study [syn: 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" [syn: 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" [syn: glide, coast]

  6. a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector [syn: lantern slide]

  7. sloping channel through which things can descend [syn: chute, slideway, sloping trough]

  8. [also: slidden, slid]

Wikipedia
Slide

Slide may refer to:

Slide (baseball)

In baseball, a slide is the action of a player, acting as a baserunner, who drops his body to the ground once he is very close to the base he is approaching and slides along the ground to reach the base.

A baserunner may slide into a base in a number of different ways and for a number of perceived reasons, including to avoid a tag out, to avoid overrunning the base, and to interfere or avoid contact with the defensive player protecting the base. Adult amateur players should determine whether they will benefit by sliding in a particular game situation, and whether an increased risk of injury will make a slide worthwhile.

Slide (footwear)

A slide is a shoe that is backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Generally, all slides are not sandals. Thongs and flip flops are normally classified separately. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere in between, and may cover nearly the entire foot from ankle to toe, or may have only one or two narrow straps. They usually include a single strap or a sequence of straps across the toes and the lower half of the foot to hold the shoe on the foot. The term is descriptive in that this shoe is easy to 'slide' on and off the foot when the wearer wants to do so. Slides are currently trending because of the desire for a more comfortable shoe that still allows you to participate in the activities and sports that you have done before.

Slide (skateboarding)

A slide is a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder slides sideways either on the deck or on the wheels.

Slide (album)

Slide is the fifth album by Lisa Germano. It was released in 1998 by 4AD, and was her last album for the label.

Slide (Slave song)

"Slide" was a hit song by R&B/funk band Slave in 1977. Released from their self-titled debut album, it reached number one on the R&B charts in 1977 and peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The beat for the song was sampled for "Freeze" by Success N Effect.

Slide (musical ornament)

The slide (Schleifer in German, Coulé in French, Superjectio in Latin) is a musical ornament often found in baroque musical works, but used during many different periods. It instructs the performer to begin two or three scale steps below the marked note and "slide" upward—that is, move stepwise diatonically between the initial and final notes. Though less frequently found, the slide can also be performed in a descending fashion.

Slide (geography)

The term Slide as used in physical geography refers to the fixed or settled residue of a landslide that has stabilized, sometimes in the form of an alluvial fan. It has become a mostly permanent fixture to the landscape.

Category:Sedimentology Category:Geomorphology

Slide (hoverboard)

The Slide (stylized SLIDE) is a hoverboard in developed by Lexus. The board has 32 Yttrium-Barium-Copper Oxide superconductors cooled by liquid nitrogen and rides on a magnetic track. Lexus built a skate park in Barcelona, Spain specifically for the SLIDE. The SLIDE was built for the scientific achievement, not for public sale.

Slide (EP)

Slide is an EP by the band Luna.

Released shortly after Lunapark, Slide follows in familiar footsteps of its predecessor. Consisting of two album tracks from the debut (Slide and a stripped-down demo version of Hey Sister) and an original track (Rollercoaster), the rest of this EP is peppered with cover songs and introduces Sean Eden on two of the six tracks. As would become common on Luna EPs and singles, the cover songs provided on Slide have been given the Luna treatment and aside from The Velvet Underground's "Ride Into the Sun", the songs sound remarkably different from their original versions.

Slide (wind instrument)

A slide is a part of a wind instrument consisting of two (or more) pieces of tubing fitted one closely inside the other, and used to vary the overall length of the tube, and therefore the pitch of the instrument. Often two sets of tubes are used, with a U bend attaching them; This arrangement is called a single slide.

Slides are used in four main ways:

  • In instruments such as the trombone and slide whistle, moving the slide is the main way of selecting the note while playing.
  • In instruments such as the trumpet, the slide is moved while playing to help correct the pitch of the note selected by other means.
  • In instruments such as the french horn, there are many slides used to tune the instrument, sometimes even during practice.
  • Concerning the tuba, many instruments are built so that the first slide may be manipulated during play. This allows compensation for the flat second-space C, a function of being the fifth partial harmonic of the open bugle.
Slide (Goo Goo Dolls song)

"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 the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Mainstream Top 40 chart, and number eight on the Billboard 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.

Slide (TV series)

Slide (styled as SLiDE) is an Australian teen drama series which premiered on the Fox8 subscription television channel and aired from 16 August to 18 October 2011. The series follows the lives and exploits of five teenagers making their way into adulthood in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. FOX8 confirmed in February 2012 a second season was not commissioned.

The series is multi platform and encourages the viewer to view extra content online via apps and social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. Webisodes of events that take place before and after each episodes —titled Before and After Bits— are also available on the show's official YouTube account. The series is the second multi-platform scripted series on Australian television, after the ABC's Fat Cow Motel in 2004.

On 16 August 2012, the show premiered on the American cable network TeenNick.

Slide (tune type)

In Irish traditional music, a slide is a tune type in akin to, and often confused with, a single jig. Slides originated the Sliabh Luachra region of southwestern Ireland.

Though slides contain the same number of beats per tune as a single jig, melodies are phrased in four rather than two beats. Consequently, single jigs are notated as having eight bars per part and slides as having four bars. Furthermore, the pace is quicker than single jigs, often around 150bpm. While single jigs are often danced solo by step dancers, slides are usually danced in groups by set dancers, sometimes in sets with polkas.

Usage examples of "slide".

Panting, Abrim tried to brace himself against the smooth tunnel wall, but the low-friction coating defeated him and he began to slide slowly backward.

His voice made Addle think of coffee, deep and dark and rich, with a texture that slid between her senses.

The closet, which adjoins my chamber at La Vallee, has a sliding board in the floor.

Meanwhile, he busied himself adjusting his microscope and test-tubes and getting the agar slides ready for examination.

A siren dome, a police car, and he pulled back the injection slide on top of his gun, releasing it, aiming steadily.

Captain Catardi was blown into Pacino, then slid past Alameda down the inclined tunnel deck back toward the hatch opening.

One of the fat ugly Albacore sharks saw me as I slid down the dark cliff face, and he swerved towards me.

Shaking his head, Alec slid the dagger into the pocket of his boot and grinned.

Sliding his arm into each of the three spaces, Alec pressed and tapped with no success.

Flailing desperately, Alec came down hard on his back and slid feet first toward death.

Clutching at it, Alec slid a few yards farther before coming to a stop with his feet jutting out into empty air.

With a deft movement, she plucked the skirt off Alise and slid it back on, dropping it down over her head.

By the time she stepped onto dirt he was sliding swiftly alongshore, heading for a small knot of hooded and robed Funor about halfway back to the rivermouth.

The arm on which she had rubbed the ambergris was sliding free, for the fabric did not adhere to it.

Angry curses competed with the siren as the pursuing security guards, already rattled by the amuck scooter, slid and slipped on the suddenly soaking floor tiles.