from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To glide or slide like a reptile. See Synonyms at slide.
- intransitive v. To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait.
- intransitive v. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface.
- transitive v. To cause to slither.
- n. A slithering movement or gait.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move about smoothly and from side to side.
- v. To slide
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To slide; to glide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slippery: same as slidder.
- n. A limestone rubble; angular fragments or screes of limestone.
- To slide: same as slidder.
- n. In archery, a minute longitudinal split in a bow.
- To suffer a minute longitudinal split: said of a bow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
Middle English slethren, variant of sliddren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan, to slide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English slitheren, alteration of sliddren ("to slither, creep"), from Old English slidrian ("to slip, slide, slither"), from Proto-Germanic *slidrianan (“to slide, slither”), from Proto-Indo-European *sleidh- (“to slip”). Cognate with Dutch slidderen ("to slip, wriggle, slither"). More at slide. (Wiktionary)