Definition for SLIDE

SLIDE, v.i. [pret. slid; pp. slid, slidden. Sax. slidan; probably glide, with a different prefix; G. gleiten.]

  1. To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without bounding or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, a sled slides on snow or ice, a snow-slip slides down the mountain's side.
  2. To move along the surface without stepping; as, a man slides on ice.
  3. To pass inadvertently. Make a door and a bar for thy mouth; beware thou slide not by it. – Ecclus.
  4. To pass smoothly along without jerks or agitation; as, ship or boat slides through the water.
  5. To pass in silent unobserved progression. Ages shall slide away without perceiving. – Dryden.
  6. To pass silently and gradually from one state to another; as, to slide insensibly into vicious practices, or into the customs of others.
  7. To pass without difficulty or obstruction. Parts answ'ring parts shall slide into a whole. – Pope.
  8. To practice sliding or moving on ice. They bathe in summer, and in winter slide. – Waller.
  9. To slip; to fall.
  10. To pass with an easy, smooth, uninterrupted course or flow.

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