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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.


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


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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