from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of slide.
  • n. The motion of something that slides.
  • adj. Of something that can slide

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.
  • adj. Slippery; elusory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • Sloping.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being a smooth continuous motion


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