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SLIDE (slid, slidden)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slide mean? 

SLIDE (noun)
  The noun SLIDE has 7 senses:

1. a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
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
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
6. a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
7. sloping channel through which things can descend

  Familiarity information: SLIDE used as a noun is common.


SLIDE (verb)
  The verb SLIDE has 3 senses:

1. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
2. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
3. move smoothly along a surface

  Familiarity information: SLIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLIDE (noun)


Sense 1slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

microscope slide; slide

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

plate glass; sheet glass (glass formed into large thin sheets)

Meronyms (parts of "slide"):

cover glass; cover slip (a small and very thing 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)


Sense 2slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

descent (a movement downward)

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slide"):

landslide; landslip (a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff)

avalanche (a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain)


Sense 3slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

swoop; slide

Context example:

the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

glissando (a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)


Sense 4slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)

Holonyms ("slide" is a part of...):

playground (yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play)


Sense 5slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

glide; coast; slide

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slide"):

sideslip; skid; slip (an unexpected slide)

snowboarding (the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard)


Sense 6slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lantern slide; slide

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

foil; transparency (picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector)

Meronyms (parts of "slide"):

positive (a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject)


Sense 7slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sloping channel through which things can descend

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sloping trough; slideway; chute; slide

Hypernyms ("slide" is a kind of...):

gutter; trough (a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater)

Meronyms (parts of "slide"):

skid (one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slide"):

coal chute (a chute for coal)

water chute (chute with flowing water down which toboggans and tubes and people slide into a pool)


SLIDE (verb)


Sense 1slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slide; slew; slue; slip; skid

Context example:

the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Hypernyms (to "slide" is one way to...):

glide (move smoothly and effortlessly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "slide"):

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)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

slither; slide

Context example:

They slid through the wicket in the big gate

Hypernyms (to "slide" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The girls slide the wooden sticks

Also:

slide by (pass by)

slide down (fall or sink heavily)


Sense 3slide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move smoothly along a surface

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

He slid the money over to the other gambler

Hypernyms (to "slide" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The wooden sticks slide


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