slide

To slide is to move down or across something in a smooth way. If you’re into that kind of thing, head to a playground and go down a slide. Just don’t push any toddlers out of the way.

You can slide your bed across your room so it's near the window, or slide on the kitchen floor in your socks. You can also slide down a slide, a play structure that's designed for climbing up and sliding down. Another kind of slide is the small rectangular piece of glass that scientists slide under a microscope to examine specimens, or the photography slide you slide into a projector for viewing.

Primary Meanings of slide

1.
vn
move smoothly along a surface
the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
2.
n
a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
Full Definitions of slide
1

v move smoothly along a surface

“He slid the money over to the other gambler”
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Synonyms:
skid, slew, slip, slue
Types:
submarine
move forward or under in a sliding motion
skid
slide without control
side-slip
slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis
Type of:
glide
move smoothly and effortlessly

v to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

“They slid through the wicket in the big gate”
Synonyms:
slither
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

n 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”
Synonyms:
coast, glide
Types:
sideslip, skid, slip
an unexpected slide
snowboarding
the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n sloping channel through which things can descend

Synonyms:
chute, slideway, sloping trough
Types:
coal chute
a chute for coal
runway
a chute down which logs can slide
water chute
chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool
Type of:
gutter, trough
a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

n plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide

Synonyms:
playground slide, sliding board
Type of:
plaything, toy
an artifact designed to be played with

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

Types:
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avalanche
a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
landslide, landslip
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
lahar
an avalanche of volcanic water and mud down the slopes of a volcano
mudslide
a landslide of mud
rockslide
a landslide of rocks
Type of:
descent
a movement downward

n (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

“the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
Synonyms:
swoop
Type of:
glissando
a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
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n a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study

Synonyms:
microscope slide
Type of:
plate glass, sheet glass
glass formed into large thin sheets

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

Synonyms:
lantern slide
Type of:
foil, transparency
picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

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