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Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
David Brainerd

Meaning of "slide" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SLIDE

Old English slīdan; related to slidor slippery, sliderian to slither, Middle High German slīten.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SLIDE

slide  [slaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slide is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb slide in English.

WHAT DOES SLIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of slide in the English dictionary

The first definition of slide in the dictionary is to move or cause to move smoothly along a surface in continual contact with it. Other definition of slide is to lose grip or balance. Slide is also to pass or move gradually and unobtrusively.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SLIDE

PRESENT

Present
I slide
you slide
he/she/it slides
we slide
you slide
they slide
Present continuous
I am sliding
you are sliding
he/she/it is sliding
we are sliding
you are sliding
they are sliding
Present perfect
I have slid
you have slid
he/she/it has slid
we have slid
you have slid
they have slid
Present perfect continuous
I have been sliding
you have been sliding
he/she/it has been sliding
we have been sliding
you have been sliding
they have been sliding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I slid
you slid
he/she/it slid
we slid
you slid
they slid
Past continuous
I was sliding
you were sliding
he/she/it was sliding
we were sliding
you were sliding
they were sliding
Past perfect
I had slid
you had slid
he/she/it had slid
we had slid
you had slid
they had slid
Past perfect continuous
I had been sliding
you had been sliding
he/she/it had been sliding
we had been sliding
you had been sliding
they had been sliding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will slide
you will slide
he/she/it will slide
we will slide
you will slide
they will slide
Future continuous
I will be sliding
you will be sliding
he/she/it will be sliding
we will be sliding
you will be sliding
they will be sliding
Future perfect
I will have slid
you will have slid
he/she/it will have slid
we will have slid
you will have slid
they will have slid
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sliding
you will have been sliding
he/she/it will have been sliding
we will have been sliding
you will have been sliding
they will have been sliding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would slide
you would slide
he/she/it would slide
we would slide
you would slide
they would slide
Conditional continuous
I would be sliding
you would be sliding
he/she/it would be sliding
we would be sliding
you would be sliding
they would be sliding
Conditional perfect
I would have slide
you would have slide
he/she/it would have slide
we would have slide
you would have slide
they would have slide
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sliding
you would have been sliding
he/she/it would have been sliding
we would have been sliding
you would have been sliding
they would have been sliding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you slide
we let´s slide
you slide
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to slide
Past participle
slid
Present Participle
sliding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLIDE


allied
əˈlaɪd
applied
əˈplaɪd
backslide
ˈbækˌslaɪd
bolide
ˈbəʊlaɪd
Clyde
klaɪd
collide
kəˈlaɪd
complied
kəmˈplaɪd
elide
ɪˈlaɪd
glide
ɡlaɪd
halide
ˈhælaɪd
implied
ɪmˈplaɪd
Inverclyde
ˌɪnvəˈklaɪd
landslide
ˈlændˌslaɪd
mudslide
ˈmʌdˌslaɪd
nuclide
ˈnjuːklaɪd
paraglide
ˈpærəɡlaɪd
plied
plaɪd
radionuclide
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈnjuːklaɪd
rockslide
ˈrɒkˌslaɪd
tailslide
ˈteɪlˌslaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLIDE

slid
slidable
slidder
sliddery
slide box
slide changer
slide fastener
slide guitar
slide magazine
slide over
slide projector
slide rest
slide rule
slide show
slide trombone
slide valve
slide-action
slider
slideway
sliding

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLIDE

acetylide
acid halide
acyl halide
colour slide
cross-slide
downslide
foefie slide
hair slide
lantern slide
let slide
off-glide
on-glide
palais glide
snowslide
water slide

Synonyms and antonyms of slide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLIDE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slide» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slide

Translation of «slide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLIDE

Find out the translation of slide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

滑梯
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tobogán
570 millions of speakers

English

slide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्लाइड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انْزِلَاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скольжение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escorregador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্লাইড্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

toboggan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Slaid
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rutsche
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

滑ること
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미끄러지기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geser
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự trượt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்லைடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्लाइड करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaymak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scivolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zjeżdżalnia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схил
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tobogan
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τσουλήθρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skyfie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rutschkana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sklie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLIDE»

The term «slide» is very widely used and occupies the 3.554 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «slide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «slide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slide

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10 QUOTES WITH «SLIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slide.
1
Linwood Barclay
Facebook, from what I can tell, is the virtual equivalent of dropping into the homes of several million people, all of whom say at the same time: 'Hey! Let's set up the slide projector!'
2
Lawrence Bender
Honestly, when I had the idea to make 'An Inconvenient Truth,' and I was going out and raising the money, and I said, 'I want to make a movie about Al Gore's slide show, will you give me a million dollars?' People thought I was insane, looked at me cross-eyed.
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David Brainerd
Oh, how precious is time, and how it pains me to see it slide away, while I do so little to any good purpose.
4
Thom Browne
Men don't know enough about being courteous toward women. You should get into a cab before a woman so she doesn't have to slide across the seat. And you should always go first into a revolving door so she doesn't have to push - unless it's moving, then let her go first.
5
Lois McMaster Bujold
War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation.
6
James Caan
No matter what heights you achieve, even if you're Brad Pitt, the slide is coming, sure as death and taxes.
7
Daniel Cudmore
I seem to be able to just sort of sink and slide under the radar, which is nice.
8
Rick Derringer
There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer.
9
Charles Van Doren
I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.
10
Tom Douglas
To shuck oysters, you'll need an oyster knife, a handy tool with a sturdy handle and a short, rigid blade which you can pick up for about ten bucks in a kitchenware shop or fish market. A quick trip online will yield any number of videos and slide shows with step-by-step instructions on how to shuck an oyster.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLIDE»

Discover the use of slide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
Presents practical approaches for developing an effective presentation, covering such topics as creating diagrams, displaying data, arranging elements, creating movement, and interacting with slides.
Nancy Duarte, 2008
2
Downhill slide: why the corporate ski industry is bad for ...
The first investigative analysis of how corporate interests gained control of America's most popular winter sport, and how they are gutting ski towns, the natural mountain environment, and skiing itself in the desperate search for short ...
Hal Clifford, 2002
3
Slide
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself.
Jill Hathaway, 2012
4
Fast Slide
Clay would much rather work as a lifeguard at the beach than at Safari Splash, the new water park in town.
Melanie Jackson, 2010
5
Slide Already!
Friends are lining up behind you and the pressure is on . . . Here’s the perfect book for anyone who’s ever been afraid to go into the deep end, off the high dive, or go down the big slide. Come on—slide, already!
Kit Allen, 2005
6
Cards that Pop Up, Flip & Slide
This creative guide will teach readers how to craft one-of-a-kind cards with moving parts such as pop-ups, sliders, and flaps.
Michael Jacobs, 2005
7
Slide Guitar: Know the Players, Play the Music
(Book). Another entry in the Fretmaster series, this book teaches you both the history and technique of slide guitar's masters, such as Brian Jones, Lowell George, Bonnie Raitt, and Robert Johnson.
Pete Madsen, 2005
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New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2007, First Course, ...
On the status bar, to the left of the Zoom slider, click the Slide Sorter button . Slide Sorter view appears, and Slide 3 has a colored frame around it to indicate that it is the current slide. 8. Position the pointer over the Slide 2 thumbnail. A colored ...
Ann Shaffer, Patrick Carey, Kathy Finnegan, 2009
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
PP03S-2-7 PowerPoint comes with two special slides called masters-Slide Master andTitle Master. The Slide Master andTitle Master for a template are called a slide-title master pair. You can create more than one Slide Master orTitle Master ...
Steve Johnson, 2003
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Slide or Die
A house at the beach.
Todd Strasser, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lexus Testing 'Slide' Hoverboard
Little else is known about the product, dubbed Slide, which has been under development for more than 18 months by teams in England and Germany, Gizmodo ... «PC Magazine, Jun 15»
2
Slide victim's family says loss hurts every single day
"Her destination was eight miles on the other side of the slide," said Summer's brother, Dayn Brunner. "We believe that if she'd left her house seven seconds ... «KING5.com, Mar 15»
3
Bell tolls, names read to honor victims of deadly slide
Bell tolls, names read to honor victims of deadly slide »Play Video Fawn Birch, a friend of the Ruthven family, places yellow roses on landslide victims' memorial ... «KOMO News, Mar 15»
4
Market Gives Ground as Oil Resumes Its Slide
Another drop in oil prices helped drive the stock market to a loss on Thursday, as major indexes gave up their gains from the day before. Chevron, Exxon Mobil ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
5
Rock slide near Lions Bay kills Erin Moore, 7, on hike
Lions Bay Search and Rescue has confirmed a seven-year-old girl died after being buried by a rock slide in a popular hiking area in the mountains north of ... «CBC.ca, Dec 14»
6
The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon
The slide rule. "Take your batteries out," Jim Hus says, watching his pre-calculus students remove the AA batteries that power their calculators. "Let's do those ... «NPR, Oct 14»
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NFL says Chiefs' Husain Abdullah shouldn't have been penalized …
“When you go to Mecca, you should be able to slide wherever you want,” Reid said after the game. “We've got two priests in here. They'd probably vouch for me. «Kansas City Star, Sep 14»
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'Slide the City' down the drain? LA rejects permit for slip-n-slide
Plans for a giant slip-n-slide on a downtown Los Angeles street are in doubt after a permit that would have cleared the way for the Slide the City event was ... «Los Angeles Times, Sep 14»
9
Causes of Deadly Washington Mudslide Revealed in Scientific Report
The slide plowed through part of the town of Oso, in the Cascade Mountain foothills northwest of Seattle, shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. It killed ... «National Geographic, Jul 14»
10
World's Tallest Waterslide: Why You Don't Fall Off
The slide stands 168 feet 7 inches (about 51 meters) tall, and is now officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest waterslide in the world. «LiveScience.com, Jul 14»

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