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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun slide:

glideswoopchuteslidecoast

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb slide:

slewskidslitherslideslip

The word slide is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun slide

What does slide mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: slides

  1. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of slide: microscope slide
    • more generic terms: plate glass / sheet glass = glass formed into large thin sheets
    • parts:
      • cover glass / cover slip = a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide
      • section = a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
  2. (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
    • domain: geology
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: descent = a movement downward
    • more specific words:
      • 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
  3. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    • example: the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of slide: swoop
    • more generic word: glissando = a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
  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
    • example: his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of slide: coast / glide
    • more generic words: motion / move / movement = the act of changing location from one place to another
    • more specific words:
  6. a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of slide: lantern slide
    • more generic words: foil / transparency = picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base
    • part: positive = a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  7. sloping channel through which things can descend
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of slide: chute / slideway / sloping trough
    • more generic words: gutter / trough = a channel along the eaves or on the roof
    • more specific terms:
      • glacier mill / moulin = a chute through which supraglacial water enters a glacier, boring either to the bedrock or to the depth of common crevasse formation
      • 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
    • part: skid = one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Alternative definition of the noun slide

noun

  1. A toy for children where they climb up and then slide down again.
  2. The event of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones moving down the slope of a hill or from a mountain.
  3. The act of sliding, moving downwards in general.
  4. A lever that can be moved in two directions.
  5. A valve that works by sliding such as in a trombone.
  6. A transparent image, to be projected to a screen.
  7. [baseball] The act of dropping down and skidding into a base
  8. [science] A flat, rectangular piece of glass on which a prepared sample may be viewed through a microscope; a microscope slide.
  9. [music, guitar] A hand-held device made of smooth, hard material, used in the practice of slide guitar.

Specialised definition of the noun slide

Glossary of sports

a slippery surface on ice (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a slippery metal or plastic slope for children to slide down (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a small piece of film which can be projected onto a screen (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowling

the final step of the delivery, on which the bowler's foot slides

Glossary of sports / rowing

a set of runners holding wheels for each seat in a boat

Definition of the verb slide

What does slide mean as a doing word?

Slide is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
slidslidslidingslides

  1. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Bill rolled the ballVerbs of Motion: bounce, coil, drift, drop, float, glide, move, revolve, roll, rotate, snake, soar, spin, spiral, swing, turn, twirl, twist, undulate, whirl, wind
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]Bill rolled the ball down the hill
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Adjective]The drawer rolled open
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state]The drawer rolled to an open position
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The ball rolled down the hill
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location]There jumped a little white rabbit out of the boxVerbs of Motion: amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom
      there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite]There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]Tom jumped the horse over the fence
      [Theme - being or machine] [Verb]The horse jumped
      [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete]The horse jumped the stream
      [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2]Tom ran the soles off his shoes
      [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location]The horse jumped over the fence
      [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Carla slid John the books | Nora brought Pamela the bookVerbs of Sending and Carrying: bounce, float, roll
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Carla slid the books
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]Carla slid the books to the floor
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition, except: at / to / towards / for ] [Source]Carla slid the books across the table
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Carla slid the books from one end of the table to the other
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]The books slid
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] to [Destination]The books slid to the floor
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Path Preposition, except: at / to / towards / for ] [Source]The books slid from the table
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]The books slid from the table to the floor
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of slide: skid / slew / slip / slue
    • more generic word: glide = move smoothly and effortlessly
    • more specific words:
      • 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
  2. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    • example: The girls slide the wooden sticks
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of slide: slither
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
  3. move smoothly along a surface
    • example: The wooden sticks slide
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Alternative definition of the verb slide

verb

  1. [transitive] To cause to move in continuous contact with a surface
  2. [intransitive] To move in continuous contact with a surface.
  3. [intransitive] To move on a low friction surface.
  4. [intransitive, baseball] To drop down and skid into a base.
  5. [intransitive] To lose one’s balance on a slippery surface.
  6. [intransitive] To let pass without action.

Specialised definition of the verb slide

Glossary of sports

to move smoothly over a slippery surface (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Places

  1. Slide is an unincorporated community in Lubbock County, Texas, United States. It lies at the junction of FM 1730 and FM 41, thirteen miles south of Lubbock, and has an estimated population of 44. The community is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. SLIDE is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint SLIDE, SLIDE fix, fix SLIDE, SLIDE waypoint
  3. Slide is a Venue in San Francisco.
  4. Slide is a Venue in Sydney.

There are other places with in their name, like Super Slide, Devil's Slide and Slide Rock State Park.

Person

Who is Slide?

Slide a.k.a. Torsten Stenzel is a successful German musician, songwriter, composer and producer for more than 22 years. Classically trained from an early age his roots are within the field of Electronic Dance Music. His interest for music first started at age 5 when he received piano lessons by academic piano teacher Andre Terebesi. Today Terebesi is a professor at the respected Peter Cornelius Konservatorium in Frankfurt, Germany.

Groups

  1. Slide was an American rock band of the 1990s, known for an eclectic and enthusiastic sound influenced by New Orleans rhythm and blues, electronica, and quirky psychedelia. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, they released three records, Forgiving Buckner, Whipdang!, and Pulling Teeth, before disbanding in 2000. Members of the band included Dimitri Fane, Ken Schopf, Suzi Lee, and Shaun Wolf Wortis.
  2. Slide is a musical group.
    • albums: "Overneath", "B E O - Live"
    • official website: www.slide.ie

There are other groups with in their name, like Lemon Slide, Slide & Udu, Slide-Fifty, Cass & Slide, Jah On Slide, Backbone Slide, Dead Dark Slide, Schrammel & Slide, The Slide Brothers, The Sultans Of Slide and Super Fun Happy Slide.

Business

Slide, Inc., operator of the Slide.com website, was a Web 2.0 company founded by Max Levchin and based in San Francisco, California. Originally formed to make photo sharing software for social networking services such as MySpace, the company achieved its greatest success as the largest developer of third-party applications for Facebook. The company was acquired by Google on August 4, 2010 and shut down on March 6, 2012.

  • also known as Slide, Inc.; Slide.com
  • official website: www.slide.com

Character

Slide is a fictional character in the 2011 Action Comedy Crime film Tower Heist.

Music

  1. "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.
  2. "Slide" is an EP by the band Luna.
  3. "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.
  4. "Slide" is the fifth album by Lisa Germano. It was released in 1998 by 4AD, and was her last album for the label.
  5. "Slide" is a composition.
  6. "Slide" is the 1998 single by the Goo Goo Dolls.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  7. "Slide" a.k.a. "スライド." is a musical single of Plastic Tree.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  8. "Slide" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  9. "Slide" is a 2012 single by Baby Bash featuring Miguel Jontel Pimentel.
    • released on
  10. "Slide" is a composition.
  11. "Slide" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  12. "Slide" is a musical single of The Big Dish.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  13. "Slide" is a musical single of Frakkar.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  14. "Slide" is a musical album of Marco Menichelli.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  15. "Slide" is a cataloged instance, composition.

Writings

"Slide" is a book by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr.

Films

  1. Slide is an Australian teen drama series which premiered on 16 August 2011 on the Fox8 subscription television channel. 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.
  2. "Slide" is a 2013 crime / thriller film directed by Anton Rozenberg.
  3. "Slide" is an award-nominated film, directed by Chris Steele.
  4. "Slide" is a film.
    • starring: Yuki Kawamura
    • genre: Computer Animation
    • released in (11 years ago)

Artwork

"Slide" is a video art, completed in (9 years ago).

Miscellanea

  1. Slide: A slide is a skateboarding trick where the skateboarder slides sideways either on the deck or on the wheels.
  2. slide a.k.a. Playground slide: Playground slides are found in parks, schools, playgrounds and backyards. The slide may be flat, or half cylindrical or tubular to prevent falls. Slides are usually constructed of plastic or metal and they have a smooth surface that is either straight or wavy. The user, typically a child, climbs to the top of the slide via a ladder or stairs and sits down on the top of the slide and "slides" down the slide. In Australia the playground slide is known as a slide, slippery slide or slippery dip depending on the region.
  3. slide a.k.a. Microscope slide: A microscope slide is a thin flat piece of glass, typically 75 by 26 mm and about 1 mm thick, used to hold objects for examination under a microscope. Typically the object is placed or secured on the slide, and then both are inserted together in the microscope for viewing. This arrangement allows several slide-mounted objects to be quickly inserted and removed from the microscope, labeled, transported, and stored in appropriate slide cases or folders.
  4. Slide: A slide is a shoe that is backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Generally, all slides are a type of sandal. 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.
  5. Slide: 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.
  6. Slide: In Irish traditional music, a slide is a tune type in 12/8 akin to, and often confused with, a single jig. Slides originated the Sliabh Luachra region of southwestern Ireland.
  7. Slide: A slide is a legato guitar technique where the player sounds one note, and then moves their finger up or down the fretboard to another fret. If done properly, the other note should also sound. This is commonly known as a legato slide.
  8. The slide 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.
    • also known as Schleifer
  9. Slide: A slide is a part of a wind instrument consisting of two 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 separating them; This arrangement is still called a single slide.
  10. Slide: 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.

Phrases with Slide

Phrases starting with the word Slide:

  1. slide by
  2. slide off
  3. slide down
  4. slide rule
  5. slide chart
  6. slide valve
  7. slide action
  8. Slide guitar
  9. Slide Tackle
  10. Slide-Tackle
  11. Slide whistle
  12. slide fastener
  13. slide projector

Phrases ending with the word Slide:

  1. Pat Slide
  2. hair slide
  3. Power Slide
  4. Water slide
  5. Butter-Slide
  6. lantern slide
  7. toboggan slide

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Slide

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Google preview150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle (2013)

by Grey Larsen

The slide is the free spirit of single-note ornaments.

Google previewMaxwell's Handbook for AACR2 (2004)

Explaining and Illustrating the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Through the 2003 Update by Robert L. Maxwell

A slide is a small, transparent image made of film or glass and mounted for projection. A microscope slide is not considered to be a...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2004)

by Andrew Goudie

Rock siide A rock slide is a translational movement of rock which occurs along a more or less planar or gently undulating...

Google previewMusic, Physics and Engineering (2013)

by Harry F. Olson

Slide. A slide is a U-shaped section ...

Google previewLiving with Fire (2012)

People, Nature and History in Steels Creek by Christine Hansen, Tom Griffiths

Slide is a tiny place known as Steel's Creek proper. It boasts of nothing ...

Google previewModels of Horizontal Eye Movements (2014)

Part 3, A Neuron and Muscle Based Linear Saccade Model by Alireza Ghahari, John D. Enderle

To analyze post-saccade behavior, the neural input to the muscles is now described by a pulse-slidestep of neural activity, supported by physiological evidence (Goldstein, 1983). e slide is a slow exponential transition from the pulse ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering ... (1888)

by Lockwood, Crosby & son, pub

Slide. — A term which signifies in a general way any piece of mechanism which moves in a rectilinear direction over a flat or curved face, for the purpose of opening and shutting off communication with certain chambers or passages, or which ...

Google previewLockwood's Dictionary of Terms Used in the Practice of Mechanical Engineering (1892)

Embracing Those Current in the Drawing Office, Pattern Shop, Foundry, Fitting, Turning, Smiths' and Boiler Shops, Etc., Etc. : Comprising Upwards of Six Thousand Definitions by Joseph Gregory Horner

Slide. — A term which signifies in a general way any piece of mechanism which moves in a rectilinear direction over a flat or curved face, for the purpose of opening and shutting off communication with certain chambers or passages, or which ...

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Quotes about Slide

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next. (Goethe)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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