slide

Definitions

  • Sliding Cut
    Sliding Cut
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v slide move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
    • v slide to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly "They slid through the wicket in the big gate"
    • v slide move smoothly along a surface "He slid the money over to the other gambler"
    • n slide 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","the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
    • n slide sloping channel through which things can descend
    • n slide a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector
    • n slide a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    • n slide plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
    • n slide (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
    • n slide (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Try-Square.  Miter-Square.  Sliding-T Try-Square. Miter-Square. Sliding-T
The Slippery Slide The Slippery Slide
wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank wolfhound and dingoes sliding down a bank
Sliding Down to Work Sliding Down to Work
THE SLIDE THE SLIDE
Double Sliding Carrier Double Sliding Carrier

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead learned to play slide guitar on stage much to the chagrin of Jerry Garcia.
    • Slide A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
    • Slide A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
    • Slide (Mus) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
    • Slide A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
    • Slide A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.
    • Slide (Steam Engine) A slide valve.
    • Slide (Geol) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
    • Slide (Phonetics) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
    • Slide A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
    • Slide (Mus) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to produce the tones between the fundamental and its harmonics.
    • Slide An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down.
    • Slide Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet. "They bathe in summer, and in winter slide ."
    • Slide (Steam Engine) Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
    • Slide Smooth, even passage or progress. "A better slide into their business."
    • Slide That on which anything moves by sliding.
    • Slide That which operates by sliding.
    • Slide The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
    • Slide The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide ; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.
    • Slide To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
    • Slide To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.
    • Slide To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water. "Ages shall slide away without perceiving.""Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole."
    • Slide (Mus) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
    • Slide To pass inadvertently. "Beware thou slide not by it."
    • Slide To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
    • Slide To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence. "With good hope let he sorrow slide .""With a calm carelessness letting everything slide ."
    • Slide To slip when walking or standing; to fall. "Their foot shall slide in due time."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • slide To move bodily along a surface without ceasing to touch it, the same points of the moving body remaining always in contact with that surface; move continuously along a surface without rolling: as, to slide down hill.
    • slide Specifically, to glide over the surface of snow or ice on the feet, or (in former use) on skates, or on a sled, toboggan, or the like.
    • slide To slip or pass smoothly; glide on ward.
    • slide To pass gradually from one state or condition to another.
    • slide In music, to pass or progress from tone to tone without perceptible step or skip—that is, by means of a portamento.
    • slide To go without thought or attention; pass unheeded or without attention or consideration; be unheeded or disregarded; take care of itself (or of themselves): used only with let: as, to let things slide.
    • slide To slip away: as, the ladder slid from under him.
    • slide Especially To slip away quietly or in such a way as not to attract attention; make off quietly.
    • slide To disappear just when wanted, as by the police; “slope”; “skip.”
    • slide To make a slip; commit a fault; backslide. See sliding, n., 4.
    • slide A scale for raising or lowering imposts in proportion to the fall and rise in the prices of the goods.
    • slide A scale of wages which rises and falls with the market price of the goods turned out.
    • slide A scale of prices for manufactured goods which is regulated by the rise and fall in price of the raw material, etc.
    • slide Same as sliding-rule.
    • slide Synonyms and
    • slide Slide, Slip, Glide. We slide or slip on a smooth surface: we slide by intention; we slip in spite of ourselves. In the Bible slide is used for slip. Slide generally refers to a longer movement: as, to slide down hill; to slip on the ice. We glide by a smooth and easy motion, as in a boat over or through the water.
    • slide To cause to glide or move along a surface without bounding, rolling, stepping, etc.; thrust or push along in contact with a surface.
    • slide To slip gently; push, thrust, or put quietly or imperceptibly.
    • slide To glide over or through.
    • n slide A smooth and easy passage.
    • n slide Flow; even course; fluency.
    • n slide In music:
    • n slide A melodic embellishment or grace, consisting of an upward or a downward series of three or more tones, the last of which is the principal tone. It may be considered as an extension of an appoggiatura. Also sliding-relish.
    • n slide Same as portamento.
    • n slide The transition of one articulate sound into another; a glide: an occasional use.
    • n slide A smooth surface, especially of ice, for sliding on.
    • n slide An inclined plane for facilitating the descent of heavy bodies by the force of gravity; a shoot, as a timber-shoot, a shoot (mill or puss) in a mine, etc.
    • n slide A land-slip; an avalanche.
    • n slide In mining, a fissure or crack, either empty or filled with flucan, crossing the lode and throwing it slightly out of its position. In Cornwall, as the term is frequently used, slide is very nearly synonymous with crossflucan; but, more properly, a slide is distinguished from a cross-course or cross-flucan by having a course approximately parallel to that of the lodes, although differing from them and heaving them in their underlay. Cross-courses and cross-flucans, on the other hand, have a course approximately at right angles to that of the lodes.
    • n slide That part of an instrument or apparatus which slides or is slipped into or out of place. A glass with a microscopic object, or a picture shown by the stereoscope, magic lantern, or the like, mounted on it.
    • n slide A slip or inadvertence.
    • n slide Some arrangement on which anything slides, as (in the plural) slides, a term used in some mines as the equivalent of cage-guides.
    • n slide An object holding by friction upon a band, tag, cord, or the like, and serving to hold its parts or strands in place. A utensil like a buckle, but without a tongue, used for shoe-latchets, pocketbook-straps, etc.
    • n slide A slide-valve.
    • n slide An inclined plane up which hay is drawn by horse-power on to a rick by means of a net and a cable running over the top of the rick. The net, when emptied, is drawn back by a horse with a long rope. This method is practised on very large ranches.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Slide slīd to slip or glide: to pass along smoothly: to fall: to slip away quietly, to disappear:
    • v.t Slide to thrust along: to slip:—pa.t. slid; pa.p. slid or slidd′en
    • n Slide a smooth passage: the fall of a mass of earth or rock: a smooth declivity: anything, as a lid, that slides, a glass that slides in a frame in front of a magic-lantern, bearing the picture to be thrown on the screen, that part of a photographic plate-holder which serves to cover and uncover the negative: :
    • p.adj Slide slippery: movable, changing
    • v.i Slide slīd (slang) to slope, slip away from the police, &c
    • n Slide (mus.) a melodic embellishment, two notes sliding into each other
    • n Slide (slang) a biscuit covered with ice-cream
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sliden, AS. slīdan,; akin to MHG. slīten, also to AS. slidor, slippery, E. sled, Lith. slidus, slippery. Cf. Sled

Usage

In literature:

Another moment and the Curlytops and their playmates had reached the rear of the high pile of boxes from which the toboggan slide started.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
In roasting meat sliding prongs held the joint in place, a cage or basket being used for roasting poultry.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Barbara and the cow-boy followed, while Bill and his men urged the horses to their utmost up the steep Slide.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Maybe you can slide off, but it can't tip over.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
To his joy he discovered it was made of a sliding frame, only fastened by a loosely-driven nail.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
SLIDING BAULKS, OR SLIDING-PLANKS.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
One after another the victims were sent down the wooden slide.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
I went on, sliding my feet on the wet grass.
"No Clue" by James Hay
But at the same time I saw no traces of there ever having been a slide.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Then the huge Nagger began to slide.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
The fog came on with a rush, sliding over them like an avalanche.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Then she was sliding from the horse and with her doll clutched to her side, was scampering ahead with the others.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
It was the only time they sighted land until just before the end of the trip, when small islands began to slide by.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
Perhaps they will get tired presently, and then we can slide while they rest.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester
And curious, long-legged flies slip and slide on the surface of the water.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Insert another slide between the first slide and the drawer.
"A Manual or an Easy Method of Managing Bees" by John M. Weeks
SETTING OF THE SLIDE-VALVE AND ECCENTRIC.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Well, let it slide for a bit.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
A shutter clinked, uneasy eyes scrutinized him, and he heard the bolt slide back.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Let the whole world slide down and over the edge of oblivion, he would stand alone.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In poetry:

What fond and wayward thoughts will slide
Into a Lover's head!
"O mercy!" to myself I cried,
"If Lucy should be dead!"
"Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" by William Wordsworth
Their feet shall never slide to fall
Whom he designs to keep;
His ear attends the softest call,
His eyes can never sleep.
"Psalm 121" by Isaac Watts
Yea, on one steep mountain-side,
Climbing to a fancied fold,
Roses grasped had let me slide
But the thorns did keep their hold.
"Song of A Poor Pilgrim" by George MacDonald
Love as well can make abiding
In a faithfull Shepheards brest
As in Princes: whose thoughts sliding
Like swift riuers never rest.
"60" by Mary Wroth
Though but a shadow, but a sliding,
Let me know some little joy!
We that suffer long annoy
Are contented with a thought
Through an idle fancy wrought:
O let my joys have some abiding!
"Sleep" by John Fletcher
Tell me why the meadow-lands
Become so warm in June;
Why the tangled roses breathe
So softly to the moon;
And when the sunset bars come down to pass the feet of day,
Why the singing thrushes slide between the sprigs of May?
"England's Fields" by Lloyd Roberts

In news:

Leading Irish Broodmare Market Slide Dies.
0 Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, right, is given a red card by referee Kevin Friend after a sliding tackle on Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov.
Shares Of This Railcar Maker Chug Back Up Hill After Summer Slide.
Sleeps 4, 1-slide, 26 LCD tv, V6 Mercedes diesel, 14-20 mpg.
Raiders end five-game slide with 42-23 victory.
Memphis gasoline prices continue to slide.
Those can be found at the bottom of each slide.
Sometimes all it takes is a pair of sliding doors to change the look and feel of a room.
See the slide show for a look at key trends in priorities, practices and diversity of corporate boards.
The company's newest slide dimmer is now available, at a cost between $22 and $31.
With the one-point loss at West Liberty, Shepherd's season now becomes a slippery slide home.
A slide show depicting coronary artery balloon angioplasty.
In short, you simply slide your character into a specific space to get to the next level.
If your forecast thinks you're gonna get a slide and you get it, then you're gonna feel good about it.
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty ImagesRafael Furcal hurt his thumb on this fifth-inning slide.
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In science:

The proof uses a special instance of the ‘handle sliding’ which is formalized in .
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
The sliding interval described above was designed to avoid this problem.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
These boundary conditions are open in the z direction, and periodic on each slide, namely in the y direction.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
Otherwise notice that if we slide the element in position (1, 1) continuously down to zero, there can be at most one point at which the location of the optimal k-assignment changes, and at this point, the element in position (1, 1) goes from not being used to being used.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
The horizontal errorbar in the top panel represents the 2′ width of the sliding radial bin that we have used; only points separated by this distance in these plots are statistically independent.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
The 68% and 95% confidence bands are indicated as in the upper panel, and the horizontal errorbar has a width of 2′ : the size of the sliding radial bin used to construct the profiles.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
It stands for the translational (or sliding ) motion of the PSDW lattice.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
This in turn, controls the tendency of material to slide along the field lines by the rotation (e.g. if the magnetic field lines are swept back, the acceleration is less efficient).
Early Disk Evolution
In this case the edge twist ϕ modifies the graph ∆ by sliding the component ∆′ 1 along the edge e so that it is attached to ∆2 at the vertex t , instead of at s .
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
Since all edge groups in the graph are subgroups of M , by a sequence of slidings one obtains a star of groups in the sense of Definition 3.3, as follows.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
Having introduced the vertex u with the stabilizer Gu = M , we make the following finite sequence of slidings in ∆.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
If ∆M is a tree, then by a series of slidings it can be transformed to an M -star of groups (cf. the proof of Lemma 3.7).
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
When we have a vertex for each maximal Abelian subgroup M , then we produce a sequence of slidings as follows.
Isomorphism problem for finitely generated fully residually free groups
Because a is surjective, we can slide the attaching maps of the 1-handles of M1 around so that all their cores map trivially under f .
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
The electron/photon trigger uses a 3 £ 3 trigger tower sliding window technique which spans the complete · ; ` coverage of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter.
The CMS High Level Trigger
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