slide

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] They bathe in summer, and in winter slide. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass inadvertently. [1913 Webster] Beware thou slide not by it. --Ecclus. xxviii. 26. [1913 Webster] 4. To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water. [1913 Webster] Ages shall slide away without perceiving. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To slip when walking or standing; to fall. [1913 Webster] Their foot shall slide in due time. --Deut. xxxii. 35. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mus.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound. [1913 Webster] 7. To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] With good hope let he sorrow slide. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] With a calm carelessness letting everything slide. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]