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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slide  \Slide\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  slide;  to  thrust  along  as  to  slide  one  piece 
  of  timber  along  another. 
  2.  To  pass  or  put  imperceptibly;  to  slip;  as  to  slide  in  a 
  word  to  vary  the  sense  of  a  question. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slide  \Slide\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Slid};  p.  p.  {Slidden},  {Slid};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Slidding}.]  [OE.  sliden,  AS  sl[=i]dan;  akin  to 
  MHG.  sl[=i]ten,  also  to  AS  slidor  slippery,  E.  sled,  Lith. 
  slidus  slippery.  Cf  {Sled}.] 
  1.  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 
  2.  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.  --Waller. 
  3.  To  pass  inadvertently. 
  Beware  thou  slide  not  by  it  --Ecclus. 
  xxviii.  26. 
  4.  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.  --Dryden. 
  Parts  answering  parts  shall  slide  into  a  whole. 
  5.  To  slip  when  walking  or  standing;  to  fall. 
  Their  foot  shall  slide  in  due  time.  --Deut.  xxxii 
  6.  (Mus.)  To  pass  from  one  note  to  another  with  no 
  perceptible  cassation  of  sound. 
  7.  To  pass  out  of  one's  thought  as  not  being  of  any 
  consequence.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.] 
  With  good  hope  let  he  sorrow  slide.  --Chaucer. 
  With  a  calm  carelessness  letting  everything  slide. 
  --Sir  P. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slide  \Slide\,  n.  [AS.  sl[=i]de.] 
  1.  The  act  of  sliding;  as  a  slide  on  the  ice. 
  2.  Smooth,  even  passage  or  progress. 
  A  better  slide  into  their  business.  --Bacon. 
  3.  That  on  which  anything  moves  by  sliding.  Specifically: 
  a  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 
  b  A  surface  of  ice  or  snow  on  which  children  slide  for 
  4.  That  which  operates  by  sliding.  Specifically: 
  a  A  cover  which  opens  or  closes  an  aperture  by  sliding 
  over  it 
  b  (Mach.)  A  moving  piece  which  is  guided  by  a  part  or 
  parts  along  which  it  slides. 
  c  A  clasp  or  brooch  for  a  belt,  or  the  like 
  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.  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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:  rapid  sliding  up  or  down  the  musical  scale;  "the  violinist 
  was  indulgent  with  his  swoops  and  slides"  [syn:  {swoop}] 
  4:  a  sloping  chute  down  which  children  can  slide 
  5:  the  act  of  sliding  or  gliding  [syn:  {glide}] 
  6:  a  transparency  mounted  in  a  frame;  viewed  with  a  slide 
  projector  [syn:  {lantern  slide}] 
  7:  sloping  channel  through  which  things  can  descend  [syn:  {chute}, 
  {sloping  trough}] 
  v  1:  slide  sideways  [syn:  {skid},  {slip},  {slue},  {slew}] 
  2:  to  pass  or  move  unobtrusively  or  smoothly:  "They  slid 
  through  the  wicket  in  the  big  gate,"  [syn:  {slither}] 
  3:  move  smoothly  along  a  surface;  "He  slid  the  money  over  to 
  the  other  gambler" 

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