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Definition 1: the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where slide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
  • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

(... is a kind of slide ) an unexpected slide

(... is a kind of slide ) the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard

Definition 2: sloping channel through which things can descend - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

(... is a kind of slide ) a chute through which supraglacial water enters a glacier, boring either to the bedrock or to the depth of common crevasse formation

"the icy river plunged, roaring, into the moulin's blue depths"

(... is a kind of slide ) a chute for coal

(... is a kind of slide ) a chute down which logs can slide

(... is a kind of slide ) chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool

(slide is a part of ...) one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Definition 3: a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

(slide is a part of ...) a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

Definition 4: a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) glass formed into large thin sheets

(slide is a part of ...) a small and very thin piece of glass used to cover the specimen on a microscope slide

(slide is a part of ...) a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope

"sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"

Definition 5: plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

(... is part of slide) yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

Definition 6: (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where slide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale

(slide belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc. - [noun denoting event]

(slide is a kind of ...) a movement downward

(... is a kind of slide ) a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

(... is a kind of slide ) a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff

(slide belongs to category ...) a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

Definition 8: to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly - [verb of motion]

Samples where slide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They slid through the wicket in the big gate

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 9: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner - [verb of motion]

Samples where slide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Synonyms for slide in the sense of this definition

(slide is a kind of ...) move smoothly and effortlessly

(... is a kind of slide ) move forward or under in a sliding motion

"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

(... is a kind of slide ) slide without control

"the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"

(... is a kind of slide ) slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

Definition 10: move smoothly along a surface - [verb of motion]

Samples where slide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slid the money over to the other gambler

(slide is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

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