Slid imp. & p. p. of Slide.
Slide v. t. [imp. Slid p. p. Slidden Slid; p. pr. & vb. n. Slidding ]
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. --Pope.
5. To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
Their foot shall slide in due time. --Deut. xxxii. 35.
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. Sidney.
n 1: a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens
can be mounted for microscopic study [syn: microscope
2: (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or
3: (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the
violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides" [syn:
4: plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children
5: 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" [syn: glide, coast]
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,
slideway, sloping trough]
v 1: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled
manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [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"
[also: slidden, slid]