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Definition of slide:

  1. A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.
  2. A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.
  3. A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.
  4. A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.
  5. 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.
  6. A slide valve.
  7. A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.
  8. A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.
  9. A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Same as Guide bar, under Guide.
  14. Smooth, even passage or progress.
  15. That on which anything moves by sliding.
  16. That which operates by sliding.
  17. The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.
  18. 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.
  19. To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
  20. 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.
  21. To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
  22. To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
  23. To pass inadvertently.
  24. To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
  25. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
  26. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.


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