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English noun: slide

1. slide (artifact) a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study


Synonymsmicroscope slide


Broader (hypernym)plate glass, sheet glass


Part holonymcover glass, cover slip, section

2. slide (event) (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.


Broader (hypernym)descent


Narrower (hyponym)avalanche, landslide, landslip


Domain categorygeology

3. slide (communication) (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale


SamplesThe violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides.


Synonymsswoop


Broader (hypernym)glissando


Domain categorymusic

4. slide (artifact) plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide


Synonymsplayground slide, sliding board


Broader (hypernym)plaything, toy


Part meronymplayground

5. slide (act) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it


SamplesHis slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill.
The children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope.


Synonymscoast, glide


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)sideslip, skid, slip, snowboarding

6. slide (artifact) a transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector


Synonymslantern slide


Broader (hypernym)foil, transparency


Part holonympositive

7. slide (artifact) sloping channel through which things can descend


Synonymschute, slideway, sloping trough


Broader (hypernym)gutter, trough


Narrower (hyponym)coal chute, runway, water chute


Part holonymskid


English verb: slide

1. slide (motion) move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner


SamplesThe wheels skidded against the sidewalk.


Synonymsskid, slew, slip, slue


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)glide


Narrower (hyponym)side-slip, skid, submarine

2. slide (motion) to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly


SamplesThey slid through the wicket in the big gate.


ExamplesThe girls slide the wooden sticks


Synonymsslither


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. slide (motion) move smoothly along a surface


SamplesHe slid the money over to the other gambler.


ExamplesThe wooden sticks slide


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move









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