from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
- intransitive verb To walk with a sliding or shuffling gait.
- intransitive verb To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface.
- noun A slithering movement or gait.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To slide: same as
- To suffer a minute longitudinal split: said of a bow.
- Slippery: same as
- noun A limestone rubble; angular fragments or screes of limestone.
- noun In archery, a minute longitudinal split in a bow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb Prov. Eng. To slide; to glide.
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- verb To
moveabout smoothlyand from side to side.
- verb intransitive To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English slethren, variant of sliddren, from Old English slidrian, frequentative of slīdan, to slide.]
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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.
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