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slide

noun

1 slide

A small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study.

synonym: microscope slide.

Roget 445: optical instruments; lens, meniscus, magnifier, sunglass, magnifying glass, hand lens; microscope, megascope, tienoscope.    spectacles, specs [Coll.], glasses, barnacles, ... show more

Roget 255: smoothness etc. adj.; polish, gloss; lubricity, lubrication.    [smooth materials] down, velvet, velure, silk, satin; velveteen, ... show more

Polish: preparat mikroskopowy



2 slide

geology The descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc..

3 slide

music Rapid sliding up or down the musical scale:
— The violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides.

synonym: swoop.

4 slide

Plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide.

synonyms: playground slide, sliding board.

Polish: zjeżdżalnia

5 slide

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.

synonyms: coast, glide.

6 slide

A transparency mounted in a frame; viewed with a slide projector.

synonym: lantern slide.

Polish: slajd

7 slide

Sloping channel through which things can descend.

synonyms: chute, slideway, sloping trough.

Dutch: stortgat
Polish: ślizg, ześlizg, zsuwnia

verb

1 slide

Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.

synonyms: skid, slew, slip, slue.

Roget 266: travel, journey, course; take a journey, go a journey; take a walk, go out for walk etc. n.; have a run; take the air.    flit, take wing; migrate, ... show more

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Roget 331: rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; ... show more

Dutch: verschuiven

2 slide

To pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly.

synonym: slither.

Dutch: glibberen

3 slide

Move smoothly along a surface.

Dutch: glijden, schuiven, slepen


Moby thesaurus: Photostat, Telephoto, Wirephoto, Xerox, Xerox copy, advance, aerial photograph, aerophone, alabaster, avalanche, be effortless, be painless, bell, billiard table, black-and-white photograph, blowup, blueprint, bolt-hole, bowling alley, bowling green ... show more.

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