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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslaɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slaɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slīd)


Inflections of 'slide' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
slides
v 3rd person singular
sliding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
slid
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
slid
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
slided
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Rare)
slidden
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Rare)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
slide /slaɪd/USA pronunciation   v.,  slid (slid), slid•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to (cause to) move in continuous contact with a smooth or slippery surface: [no object]He slid down the hill.[+ object]The bartender slid a glass of beer along the bar.
  2. to glide or pass smoothly;
    slip: [no object]Tears slid down her face.[+ object]He slid the child into the car seat and buckled her up.
  3. to move easily or without being noticed:[no object]He slid out the back door.
  4. to pass or fall gradually into a specified state, character, etc.:[no object]to slide into depression.
  5. to decline or decrease:[no object]The economy slid last quarter.
  6. let (something) slide, [let + object + ~] to allow to proceed naturally, esp. to get worse without correction:to let a matter slide.
  7. Sport[Baseball.](of a base runner) to throw oneself forward along the ground toward a base:[no object]He slid into home and the umpire shouted "Safe!''

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of sliding.
  2. a smooth surface for sliding on, esp. a type of chute in a playground.
  3. Geology
    • a landslide or the like.
    • the mass of matter sliding down.
  4. Photographya small frame of film, mounted on cardboard or plastic, for projection on a screen or magnification through a viewer:slides from our trip to Africa.
  5. Opticsa rectangular plate of glass on which objects are mounted for examination under a microscope.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
slide  (slīd),USA pronunciation v.,  slid  (slīd),USA pronunciation  slid or slid•den  (slīd),USA pronunciation  slid•ing, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to move along in continuous contact with a smooth or slippery surface:to slide down a snow-covered hill.
  2. to slip or skid.
  3. to glide or pass smoothly.
  4. to slip easily, quietly, or unobtrusively on or as if on a track, channel, or guide rail (usually fol. by in, out, away, etc.).
  5. to pass or fall gradually into a specified state, character, practice, etc.
  6. to decline or decrease:Interest rates are beginning to slide.
  7. Sport[Baseball.](of a base runner) to cast oneself, usually feet first, forward along the ground in the direction of the base being approached, to present less of a target for a baseman attempting to make a tag.

v.t. 
  1. to cause to slide, slip, or coast, as over a surface or with a smooth, gliding motion.
  2. to hand, pass along, or slip (something) easily or quietly (usually fol. by in, into, etc.):to slide a note into someone's hand.
  3. let slide, to allow to deteriorate, pursue a natural course, etc., without intervention on one's part:to let things slide.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of sliding.
  2. a smooth surface for sliding on, esp. a type of chute in a playground.
  3. an object intended to slide.
  4. Geology
    • a landslide or the like.
    • the mass of matter sliding down.
  5. Photographya single transparency, object, or image for projection in a projector, as a lantern slide.
  6. Photographya small positive color transparency mounted for projection on a screen or magnification through a viewer.
  7. Opticsa usually rectangular plate of glass on which objects are placed for microscopic examination.
  8. Furniturea shelf sliding into the body of a piece when not in use.
  9. Music and Dance
    • an embellishment consisting of an upward or downward series of three or more tones, the last of which is the principal tone.
    • a portamento.
    • aU-shaped section of the tube of an instrument of the trumpet class, as the trombone, that can be pushed in or out to alter the length of the air column and change the pitch.
  10. Transporta vehicle mounted on runners, for conveying loads, as of grain or wood, esp. over a level surface.
  11. (of a machine or mechanism)
    • Mechanical Engineeringa moving part working on a track, channel, or guide rails.
    • Mechanical Engineeringthe surface, track, channel, or guide rails on which the part moves.
  12. Mechanical Engineeringany of various chutes used in logging, mining, or materials handling.
  13. Clothinga flat or very low-heeled, backless shoe or slipper that can be slipped on and off the foot easily.
slida•ble, adj. 
slida•ble•ness, n. 
  • bef. 950; Middle English sliden (verb, verbal), Old English slīdan; cognate with Middle Low German slīden, Middle High German slīten; akin to sled
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged slither.
      Slide, glide, slip suggest movement over a smooth surface.
      Slide suggests a movement of one surface over another in contact with it:to slide downhill.Glide suggests a continuous, smooth, easy, and (usually) noiseless motion:a skater gliding over the ice.To
      slip is to slide in a sudden or accidental way:to slip on the ice and fall.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
slide /slaɪd/ vb (slides, sliding, slid /slɪd/, slid, slidden /ˈslɪdən/)
  1. to move or cause to move smoothly along a surface in continual contact with it: doors that slide open, children sliding on the ice
  2. (intransitive) to lose grip or balance: he slid on his back
  3. (intr; usually followed by into, out of, away from, etc) to pass or move gradually and unobtrusively: she slid into the room
  4. (intransitive) usually followed by into: to go (into a specified condition) by degrees, unnoticeably, etc: he slid into loose living
  5. followed by in, into, etc: to move (an object) unobtrusively or (of an object) to move in this way: he slid the gun into his pocket
  6. (intransitive) to execute a portamento
  7. let slideto allow to follow a natural course, esp one leading to deterioration: to let things slide
n
  1. the act or an instance of sliding
  2. a smooth surface, as of ice or mud, for sliding on
  3. a construction incorporating an inclined smooth slope for sliding down in playgrounds, etc
  4. a thin glass plate on which specimens are mounted for microscopic study

  5. Also called: transparency a positive photograph on a transparent base, mounted in a cardboard or plastic frame or between glass plates, that can be viewed by means of a slide projector
  6. Also called: hair slide chiefly Brit an ornamental clip to hold hair in place
    US and Canadian name: barrette
  7. a sliding part or member
  8. the sliding curved tube of a trombone that is moved in or out to allow the production of different harmonic series and a wider range of notes
  9. a portamento
  10. a metal or glass tube placed over a finger held against the frets of a guitar to produce a portamento
  11. the style of guitar playing using a slide
  12. the rapid downward movement of a large mass of earth, rocks, etc, caused by erosion, faulting, etc
  13. the mass of material involved in this descent
    See also landslide
Etymology: Old English slīdan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German slīten

ˈslidable adj ˈslider n
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Collocations: slide the door [open, shut], a [water, log, park, metal, children's'] slide, a slide [projector, viewer, scanner], more...

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