Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The motion of a body along a plane when the same face or surface of the moving body keeps in contact with the surface of the plane: thus distinguished from rolling, in which the several parts of the moving body come successively in contact with the plane on which it roils.
- n. The sport of gliding on snow or ice, on the feet, on a sled or a toboggan, or (in former use) on skates, etc.
- n. Falling; lapse; merging.
- n. Transgression; lapse; backsliding.
- Slippery; uncertain; unstable; changing.
- Movable; graduated; varying; changing according to circumstances: as, a sliding scale (which see, under slide, v.).
- That slides; fitted for being slid.
- v. present participle of slide.
- n. The motion of something that slides.
- adj. Of something that can slide
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
- adj. obsolete Slippery; elusory.
- adj. being a smooth continuous motion
“Fannie and Freddie, which have operated under federal conservatorship since September 2008, maintain sliding scales of fees, starting with a standard one-quarter of 1 percent "adverse market delivery charge.”
“After sliding from the Super Bowl to the lower echelon of the NFC North last year, with their quarterback situation still in flux and their offensive line in transition, the Bears might not have much to build on as they seek to establish their new foundation.”
“While sliding is also involved in skiing, it's certainly a different skillset to both have the guts to careen downhill and stay upright at the same time.”
“Excellent use of the ecoresin sliding panels and hardware.”
“You simply press a button on the unit, begin sliding it down over the text or images, and it then flashes green when it reaches the bottom of the page.”
“The USA freefall in sliding sports is mercifully over.”
“CESANA PARIOL Day by day, the chapter title for the U.S. team's performance in sliding sports at the Torino Games is becoming clearer: Freefall on the Hill.”
“Vancouver's comeback attempt was dealt a serious blow with 4: 26 left when Bertuzzi sent defenseman Andrei Zyuzin sliding into”
“In heart and body!" returned Wallace, sliding from the tree, and leaping on the ground.”
“I remember the portmanteau sliding down the deck at me, like the grand piano on theTitanic, and then a lot of swallowing of water and clutching at the life preserver, which turned out to be Cyril, sinking like a stone, followed by more swallowing, and the dead man’s carry, and we were all sitting on the shore dripping and gasping for breath.”
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